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Rare primate handed over to Cuc Phuong park

Environment

Rare primate handed over to Cuc Phuong park

A red-shanked douc langur (pygathrix nemaeus) was handed over to the Cuc Phuong national park in the northern province of Ninh Binh by forest rangers in Phu Loc district, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 14.

Ministry backtracks on dumping into sea

Environment

Ministry backtracks on dumping into sea

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has agreed not to dump nearly one million cubic metre of waste mud discarded by a power plant into Binh Thuan province’s sea following public outcry against the plan.

Detoxified land handed over for expansion of Da Nang airport

Society

Detoxified land handed over for expansion of Da Nang airport

Representatives of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence and Air Defense - Air Force signed a deal on August 9 to hand over 12.7 hectares of land, which had been cleaned up from dioxin contamination at Da Nang airport, to the Ministry of Transport for management.

Natural forest development remains unattractive to businesses

Environment

Natural forest development remains unattractive to businesses

Vietnam is facing great challenges in attracting investment in forest-based profitable and sustainable business activities, said Nguyen Van Ha, Vice Director of the Vietnam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development at a conference in Hanoi on August 7.

Vietnam hopes for more support from UN Environment

Environment

Vietnam hopes for more support from UN Environment

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung met Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim Hanoi on August 8, during which he proposed that the UN Environment continue supporting Vietnam in reviewing, revising and completing laws and policies related to environment.

Landslide kills one in Cao Bang

Society

Landslide kills one in Cao Bang

A landslide triggered by prolonged rains over the past days killed a man in Ron Ru village, Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district of the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang on August 6.