Products from endangered pangolins have no medical benefits
The traditional use of pangolin scales to treat blocked milk ducts is touted by a number of websites online, but doctors of traditional medicine said scientific research proves that it is ineffective.
Paper factory pollution under scrutiny
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources has ordered the Vietnam Environment Administration to collaborate with Hau Giang province to investigate media reports about environmental pollution caused by Vietnam Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Limited after its waste treatment plant developed problems.
Vietnam, Republic of Korea eye effective environment cooperation
The environment ministries of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) agreed to renew the way they cooperate to improve the quality of their cooperation at their 13th ministerial-level meeting in Hanoi on March 29.
Son Tra master plan needs amendments
The central city of Da Nang plans to petition the Prime Minister for adjustments to the Son Tra Master Plan in order to better protect the eponymous nature reserve.
Hanoi calls for investment in wastewater treatment projects
Hanoi is calling for investments into wastewater treatment projects from 2016 – 2020, in a bid to protect the environment for sustainable development.
Oil spill response training held in Quang Ninh
Some 200 people in the northern province of Quang Ninh were provided with necessary knowledge and skills to respond to oil spills during a training course held in the locality on March 28.
Four sand mining projects suspended in Dong Nai
Southern Dong Nai province’s transport department has ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.
Vietnam saves 471,000 kWh of electricity in Earth Hour 2017
Vietnam joined many other countries around the world during the 2017 Earth Hour late on March 25 with the symbolic action of turning off unnecessary electrical devices for one hour.
Cold spell hits the north
A cold spell is predicted to hit Hanoi and the northern region from March 25, causing the temperature to drop significantly.
Vietnam forecast to see more flash floods, landslides in 2017
More flash floods and landslides are forecast to hit Vietnam in 2017 than last year, especially in mountainous areas in the northwest region, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).
Quang Nam builds modern wastewater recycling plant
The central province of Quang Nam on March 23 kicked off the construction of a wastewater recycling plant in the Tam Thang industrial park in Tam Ky city.
Tra Vinh needs 76 bln VND to cope with drought, saline intrusion
The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has asked the government for 76 billion VND in financial support to help the province cope with drought and saline intrusion in the dry season in 2017.
Four central cities join One Planet City Challenge
Four cities in Vietnam – Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An and Dong Ha – have agreed to enter World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF)’s One Planet City Challenge programme.
ABBANK committed to environmental responsibility
The An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ABBANK) has officially become a member of the United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
Belgium assists Ninh Thuan in river basin management
The south central province of Ninh Thuan on March 22 kicked off a Belgian-funded project on improving the river basin management capacity in the context of climate change (PIM).
UNICEF helps Ninh Thuan mitigate disaster risks
A conference was held in Ninh Thuan on March 22, focusing on measures to enhance cooperation between the locality and the UNICEF in fighting and adapting to natural disasters targeting children.
Japanese water education programme launched in Ben Tre
The Japanese water education programme named “Mizuiku – I love clean water” was launched in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on March 22.
National meeting marks World Water Day
A national meeting took place in the northern province of Bac Ninh on March 22 in response to the UN’s annual World Water Day.