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SOS from polluted beaches

Many localities in Vietnam have faced serious white pollution or plastic pollution. Plastic debris is found everywhere.



Staff of the Cham Islands Marine Conserve Management Unit in Hoi An on a diving trip to clean up the seabed


After high tides or big waves, tens of thousands of plastic bags, bottles and debris drift to shore in Da Loc commune, Thanh Hoa province



Tho Quang fishing port in Da Nang city is flooded with 'white' waste


Man Quang villagers on Son Tra peninsula are 'encircled' by plastic litter



An increasing number of fishing ships is a reason behind plastic pollution at Tho Quang fishing port in Da Nang city


Plastic trash drift on Man Quang bay, Son Tra peninsula


Volunteers of 'Cleaning up Son Tra' group collect plastic waste in the Black Rock area in Da Nang city


Da Nang has a team of around 500 young volunteers who regularly clean up beaches on Son Tra peninsula


Foreign visitors join locals in collecting waste on My Khe beach in Da Nang city



Callan Meyer from South Africa joins locals to clean up Da Den (Black Rock) on Son Tra


Young people from Da Nang transfer waste collected on Son Tra peninsula to boats for disposal ashore



A number of businesses have invested in producing biodegradable packaging, bags, bottles, cups, straws and even fishing nets, to substitute plastic and nylon products. The movement to fight plastic pollution has spread nationwide, especially in big cities and coastal areas







Many businesses have now manufactured biodegradable products to replace plastics



Installation art programs performed nationwide have helped raise public awareness about the harmful impacts of plastic waste 




HCM City seeks ways to recycle rubbish

HCM City seeks ways to recycle rubbish

HCM City authorities are seeking solutions to deal with the buried rubbish polluting the area.  

Sanitation workers battle rubbish in Ha Long Bay

Sanitation workers battle rubbish in Ha Long Bay

A sanitation team in Ha Long Bay is working hard to collect a huge amount of rubbish on the beach while dealing with poor attitude from some of the visitors.

Are flowers suitable for planting in a rubbish dump?

Are flowers suitable for planting in a rubbish dump?

Milk flowers, or hoa sữa, are a familiar sight for Hanoians. They are praised as a symbol of the capital city’s beauty, besides other famous spots like Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake, Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) and the Old Quarter.


Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Vietnam is maximising its coal mining output amid widespread power outages in the north.

Indicators ripe for wave of tech startup successes

Venture capital investment flows into Vietnam, particularly from Singapore, are on track to surpass the previous level, propelled by the country’s buoyant tech startup scene.

Tourism industry faces serious labor shortage

Because of low pay, many workers have left the tourism sector.

Industrial parks, economic zones absorb US$ 230 billion in foreign direct investment

Industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) across the country have attracted nearly 11,000 foreign direct investment projects worth US$230 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong.

Property, fishery sectors face hardship as credit chokes

At a government-to-business conference held yesterday, representatives of business associations expressed their concern over being unable to access bank loans as banks are running out of credit growth quotas.

Utilising every opportunity to grow and overcome challenges

That is the message and guideline of Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung at the national conference on how to sustainably develop.

Outbound tours to Europe rocked by passport tangle

A number of Vietnamese outbound travel companies have already been affected by the decision of some European nations to not recognise Vietnam’s new passports.

Young people discover the universe via telescopes

Many young people have been spending time and money to buy telescopes and build rooftop observatories to admire the wonders of the universe.

Ample room remains for Vietnam’s exports to EU

There is still a lot of room for Vietnamese goods to expand their presence in the European Union (EU) market, but accessing its retail distribution systems is extremely important, heard a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on August 11.

Vietnam yet rolls out Covid jabs for under-5s

Vietnam has yet planned to get younger kids aged under five vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Vietnam to host Mekong Tourism Forum in October

Vietnam is scheduled to host the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum, themed “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience”, from October 9 – 14, the first in-person meeting of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) destinations since the pandemic began in 2019.

Cryptocurrencies show high risks

Even though cryptocurrencies are not legally recognized in Vietnam, they have gradually become popular due to unlawful trading via specific platforms.

Pandemic-hit labourers continue to receive financial support

The Unemployment Insurance Fund plans to pay out 1.15 trillion VND (49.15 million USD) to support labourers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a resolution issued by the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.

Seven petroleum wholesalers’ licenses suspended

The Ministry of Industry and Trade suspended the operating licenses of seven key petroleum import and export businesses after inspecting 33 wholesalers in February this year.

President reduces death penalties to life sentences for 21 prisoners

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 12 decided to reduce death penalties to life sentences for 21 prisoners, including two foreigners.