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Deputy PM asks to clarify information related to iron mine in Ha Giang

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh has assigned the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to check information in an article dated December 29, 2020 on VietNamNet that reported illegal mining activities at Suoi Thau iron mine in Ha Giang province.

Vietnam, Laos boost cooperation in trade-industry, energy, mining

A Vietnamese delegation attended the Vietnam – Laos conference for the development of the industry-trade, energy and mining sectors in the Lao capital of Vientiane from August 16 to 18.

Natural resources depleted by miners who flee, violate laws

Miners have exploited ore from the earth and left without fulfilling land rehabilitation as required by Vietnamese law.

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas

 One third of the world's protected lands are being degraded by human activities and are not fit for purpose, 

Binh Thuan titanium exploitation projects pose threat to environment

Binh Thuan provincial authorities have been wavering between choosing titanium mining, which brings high profits but seriously damages the environment, and ecotourism projects, which ensure sustainable growth but need a green environment.

Boon turns bane: titanium mining in Binh Thuan

Binh Thuan Province has reaped enormous economic benefits from titanium mining, but the industry has also damaged the environment badly, degraded the lives of local residents.

Thach Khe iron mine: ministry urges go ahead, local authorities demur

VietNamNet Bridge - The decision to resume the exploitation of Thach Khe, the biggest iron mine in SE Asia, and the biggest ever open-cast mine, has yet to be determined. 

Ha Giang loses forests as miners ravage land

Miners have given back their mines and left Ha Giang province after causing serious consequences to the local environment, but the environmental protection fees were not enough to compensate for the pollution local people are suffering. 

Unregulated mining poses danger to residents in mountain area

VietNamNet Bridge - Miners have left land areas without cleaning up their debris, leaving scrapyards, polluted earth and ‘death holes’.


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Vietnam still considering EITI, Industry Ministry iblamed for delay

After 10 years of consideration, Vietnam still has not made a clear statement about whether it will join EITI (Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative). The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has been blamed for the delay.

SE Asia’s largest mining area suffers from water shortage

VietNamNet Bridge - People in Ha Tinh province, which has South East Asia’s largest iron ore mine, have not see the benefits from mining as promised. Meanwhile, they are experiencing tough days because of the lack of water.

Iron mine damages 25ha of rice fields in Quang Tri

 The exploitation of an iron mine has caused landslide, damaging some 25ha of rice fields in Ho Hamlet, Huong Son Commune, Huong Hoa District of the in this Central Quang Tri Province.

Environment Ministry worried for mineral overexploitation in Mekong Delta

Plans to evaluate mineral reserves and marine natural resources and to help residents better adapt to climate change nationwide - especially in the Mekong Delta region – are high up this year.

Mining, oil and gas firms see high profits

 VietNamNet Bridge – As many as 359 companies on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, 99.4 per cent of the total, have published their financial reports for the last quarter of 2014 before the deadline,

Mineral mining in Thai Nguyen depletes water supply

Hundreds of households in An Khanh Commune in Thai Nguyen province’s Dai Tu District have had no running water to use for several years because of a coal mine, the provincial Department of Natural Resources and the Environment has said.

Mine in Thanh Hoa discharges waste into local stream

The Cha stream, a main source of water for domestic use and irrigation in Luong Noi and Ha Trung Communes in Thanh Hoa Province, has turned cloudy and red due to discharge from a local mine.

Draft law to focus on seas

 VietNamNet Bridge – Completion of a draft law on sea and island resources and environment will be the main priority of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment's General Department of Sea and Islands this year.

Dak Lak’s forests ravaged by precious stone hunters

Hundreds of people have been flocking to the Cu Klong commune in Krong Nang district of the central province of Dak Lak these days to look for sapphire and quartz crystals they believe are under the earth in the forests.

The “gamble” of the miners in Ha Giang

A lot of big investors rushed to Ha Giang province to exploit minerals. Many of them have become moneyless as they injected money in empty holes under the earth, while the local land has become deserted.