PM okays LED lighting promotion in Vietnam Environment

PM okays LED lighting promotion in Vietnam

The Prime Minister has approved a project to develop LED (lighting-emitting diode) lighting technology in Vietnam partly funded by the United Nations Development Programme via the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
Non-fired brick project benefits Vietnam green growth strategy Environment

Non-fired brick project benefits Vietnam green growth strategy

The promotion of non-fired brick production and utilisation project in Vietnam is expected to help the country realise specific targets of the green growth strategy such as reducing environmental pollution, rehabilitating contaminated areas, improving the local livelihood, and mitigating the depletion of natural resources.
Nearly 170,000 people no longer exposed to dioxin Society

Nearly 170,000 people no longer exposed to dioxin

Nearly 170,000 people living near the Bien Hoa airbase in the southern province of Dong Nai and in the vicinity of Phu Cat airbase in the central province of Binh Dinh no longer face potential risks of dioxin exposure.
GEF national dialogue held in Hanoi Environment

GEF national dialogue held in Hanoi

The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) in Vietnam held a national dialogue in Hanoi on October 7, with the aim of developing programmes and activities for the 2014-2018 period that marks the GEF’s 6th cycle (GEF-6).
Society

Oceanography sector active in international integration

The oceanography sector should active join the country’s international integration process, said Dr. Vo Si Tuan, Director of the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, adding that the sector has engaged in international cooperation since its early days.
Environment

UNDP-funded project targets wetland protection

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project on the conservation of critical wetland areas and linked landscapes with the aim of establishing two more wetland preservation areas in northern Thai Binh province and central Thua Thien-Hue province.
Environment

Vietnam works to manage, eliminate POPs

The Environment Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on July 8 held a conference to launch a project to update Vietnam’s national implementation plan for the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
Environment

Environment policy-making needs stronger global link

A senior Vietnamese official has appealed for stronger global link in making policies and strategies pertaining to natural resource management and environmental protection to show Vietnam’s serious response to joint efforts to deal with climate change in the time ahead.
Vietnam tightens medical waste management Environment

Vietnam tightens medical waste management

A project worth around 8 million USD will help better the management of medical waste in Vietnam towards reducing emissions of organic compounds and mercury that are resistant to environmental degradation.
Society

3.74 mln USD for climate change adaptation

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a project worth 3.74 million USD to upgrade infrastructure for climate change adaptation in northern mountainous provinces.
Society

Dioxin clean-up begins at Phu Cat airport

Construction of a 5,400 cu.m. secure landfill site began at Phu Cat airbase in the central province of Binh Dinh on Dec. 16, in a project to isolate dioxin contamination at the airbase.
Society

UNIDO helps VN implement Stockholm Convention

The application of best available techniques (BAT) and the best environmental practices (BEP) to reduce the unintentional production of the persistent organic pollutants (POP) in Vietnam’s industrial sector was discussed at a seminar in central coastal Da Nang city, on July 29.
Environment

Lighting project raises energy awareness

A public lighting project to promote the efficient use of energy has helped Vietnam save at least 674 million KWh and reduce 0.29 million tonnes of carbon emissions over the last five years.