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Water resources planning scheme for 2021-2030 announced

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has announced a water resources planning scheme for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050, which was approved by the Prime Minister in December 2022.

Suntory makes sustainability commitments with Mizuiku project

Suntory Group and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage (Suntory PepsiCo) has held a ceremony to summarise the eight-year journey of the “Mizuiku - I love clean water” program in Vietnam.

New rules on filling in natural lakes needed

In 2010, Hanoi Party Committee passed a policy on checking and retaining natural lakes to protect the landscapes. But no one has counted the number of existing lakes.

Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Vietnam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, an official has said.

German experts studying Mekong River water management

Recent research from experts at the German Foundation for Science and Politics (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik - SWP) highlighted shortcomings in managing the Mekong River’s water resources.

Vietnam ready to join hands to use Mekong River’s water resources sustainably

Vietnam hopes and stands ready to join hands with countries along the Mekong River to manage and use its water resources effectively and sustainably, said Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.

Ministry proposes exempting charges for granting rights to exploit water resources

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has proposed exempting charges on businesses for granting rights to exploit water resources for half a year, estimated at over $25 million, or for a year.

Joint efforts to key to saving water resources: official

Water and climate have a close relationship and addressing problems in water resources was the key to better adaptation and limiting the negative effects of climate change, a senior official has said.

Rural VN thirsty for clean water

The ineffectiveness of public water supply facilities, climate change, damage from typhoons and floods, and the lack of professionalism of local authorities have all caused shortages of clean water.

Vietnam facing water security challenges

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring.

Vietnam considers changing water source management

One of the important issues in the Water Resources Act is the shift from subsidy management to market price management. However, this has raised fears that  agricultural production costs will increase.

Storing water is must for water resource management: experts

Vietnam, which has proposed a transboundary water resources management policy, will take the initiative in storing water to cover its needs instead of relying on other countries, experts have said.

Viet Nam conservationist honoured as biodiversity “Hotspot Hero”

Dr Dao Thi Nga, co-founder and director of the Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development, a Vietnamese non-governmental organisation, was among 15 Biodiversity “Hotspot Heroes” to be honoured

Projects aim to keep rivers above water

 VietNamNet Bridge – Water resource organisations work to maintain a stable flow and reduce pollution in the Red-Thai Binh river system as illegal sand miners continue to devastate the riverbed.

Water resources, eroding land need saving

 VietNamNet Bridge – Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues

Cities wading through troubled waters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Wildspread contamination of water sources in Viet Nam's major cities has reached alarming levels, putting residents' health at risk, but recent discoveries of potable water offer some hope.

Village embraces World Cup spirit

 Vietnam, US discuss non-traditional gas development; Four die in Ha Giang motorbike accident; Vietnam hosts first ASEAN Meeting on UXO; Nearly US$1.6 million for anti-corruption

Water source dispute in central region growing fiercer

 VietNamNet Bridge – While Da Nang City persists with its struggle to demand hydropower plants return water to the Vu Gia River, the Quang Nam provincial authorities insist on it being routed to the Thu Bon River.

Nation faces energy, water resources challenges

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is facing many challenges in energy, food security and water resources given the adverse impacts of climate change,

Hydropower potential almost fully tapped: National Assembly

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has tapped over 90% of the hydropower potential for economic development, which has left adverse impacts on the people’s livelihood, especially in terms of deforestation and safety,