Environment

HCM City to apply DBO format to wastewater plant

Local authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have agreed to apply for the first time the design-build-operate (DBO) format to a wastewater treatment plant in the second phase of an environmental sanitation project in Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal basin, the Saigon Times Daily reported.
Environment

Can Gio mangrove forest endowed with diverse ecosystem

Can Gio mangrove forest, which was recognised by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2000, is a complex of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna, formed downstream of the Dong Nai-Saigon river system in the southeast gateway of Ho Chi Minh City, with a total area of 7,740 ha.
Society

Vietnam loses 1.3% of GDP for poor hygiene

The World Bank (WB) has said that Vietnam loses about 780 million USD per year (equivalent to 1.3% GDP) due to poor sanitation, the English language online newspaper VietNamNet Bridge reported.
Da Nhim Hydropwer plant to be expanded Business

Da Nhim Hydropwer plant to be expanded

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged the Da Nhim-Ham Thuan-Da Mi Hydropower Joint Stock Company (DHD) to accelerate investment and expand the scale of its Da Nhim plant.
Environment

Lam Dong protects riverhead forests

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has put forth a number of measures on forest planning and development, and support for people’s economic development in an effort to protect forests in the upper reaches of Dong Nai River.
Dong Nai ranks fourth in FDI attraction Business

Dong Nai ranks fourth in FDI attraction

The southern province of Dong Nai climbed to the fourth position nationwide in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction with 1,056 valid projects worth 19.64 billion USD by October 20, according to the Foreign Investment Agency.
Environment

Two hydro-power projects halted in Dong Nai

Local people expressed support for the Government's exclusion of hydro-power projects No 6 and 6A on the Dong Nai River from an electricity development master plan, with the decision being announced by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai last week.
Business

Vietnam's seaport system to be adjusted

The Vietnam Maritime Administration has submitted to the Ministry of Transport a report on the adjustment of the country’s seaport system planning by 2020 and orientations towards 2030.
Business

HCM City okays expansion ferry station

The HCM City administration has approved the expansion of the Cat Lat ferry station connecting HCM City’s District 2 with Dong Nai province’s Nhon Trach district.