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Update news pollution in Vietnam

Quang Ninh provincial authorities have vowed to close many outdoor mining sites for environmental concerns, particularly their negative impacts on Ha Long Bay.


Hanoi struggles with waste disposal headache

Hanoi is facing the waste disposal overloading as dumping sites are almost full, while waste treatment projects are behind schedule.

Private aid to help cope with climate change

Koos Neefjes, climate change expert and director of Climate Sense Ltd., writes about the obstacles as well as the future advantages for private investment in responding to climate change.


Vietnam dreams of sleepless nightlife

The itinerary for a tourist visiting Hanoi typically includes some sightseeing for Instagram photos and trying out a bowl of ‘pho’ or a ‘banh mi’, possibly with a cup of egg coffee.


Mekong Delta forecast to have small floods this year

The Mekong Delta will not have early or intense flooding in its upper parts this year because of the low water level in the Mekong River, according to the National Centre of Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.


Drought, water shortages pose a big threat for Vietnam

Prof. Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Vietnam online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season.

Fishermen buries two-tonne whale washed up on Khanh Hoa beach

A dead whale weighing 2.5 tonnes was found on a beach in Van Huong Commune in Van Ninh District in the coastal central province of Khanh Hoa on Thursday, Thanh Niên (Young people) newspaper has reported.

Health sector asked to minimise plastic waste

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has signed an instruction asking organisations in the health sector to strictly minimise plastic waste.


Couple arrested for illegally transporting pangolins

Local police have arrested a couple on suspicion of transporting 30 live pangolins in a coach in the central province of Ha Tinh.

Water shortage a looming crisis for Vietnam

According to experts at a forum on water resource management on Friday, Vietnam is facing a severe water crisis.

Discover Cuc Phuong National Park through photos

Spanning across 25,000 hectares with diverse fauna and flora species, Cuc Phuong National Park has flaunted its captivating beauty to tourists.

HCM City takes steps to reduce pollution in canal networks

HCM City's People’s Committee has taken several steps to solve pollution in four canals in HCM City's Thu Duc District and District 9.

Hanoi authorities confiscate illegal wildlife products

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn weighing 125.15kg were discovered hidden in plaster at Noi Bai International Airport recently, Hanoi Customs have announced.


Young people save Danang coral reefs

A group of young people at Sasa Team Marine Animals Rescue have attempted to rescue coral reefs in Danang City.

Management board tries to keep Con Dao National Park clean

Keeping the Con Dao National Park clean and conserving biodiversity is the top priority for its management board.


Hanoi businessman confident to revive polluted To Lich River

A company director in Hanoi claims he can clean up the severely-polluted To Lich River in just six months.

Ha Long to pilot banning plastic products on tourist boats

Ha Long Bay Management Board has made an agreement with 15 service providers to pilot a ban on plastic products on tourist boats starting from August 1.


Hai Duong suspends waste treatment plant project

Hai Duong Province has decided to suspend a project to build a waste treatment and power generation plant in Luong Dien Commune, Cam Giang District, according to the leader of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.

Vietnam vows to join efforts in marine debris combat

Vietnam stands ready to join regional and international efforts in building mechanisms and regulations in order to promote cooperation in tackling marine litter, Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed on July 25.


Dong Thap to spend big to upgrade erosion-resistant infrastructure

The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has earmarked over a trillion of VND on the construction and upgrade of structures designed to prevent erosion along Tien and Hau riverbanks.