Business

Greening industrial production in Vietnam

Along with many action programmes such as the National Target Programme on Energy Saving and Efficiency, Environmental Industry Development Project until 2015 with a Vision Towards 2020, the Cleaner Production (CL) Strategy until 2020 was also promoted in industries, with a view to green and sustainable industrial development. Report by the Vietnam Economic News.
Vietnamese pesticide maker fined for dumping Society

Vietnamese pesticide maker fined for dumping

Nicotex Thanh Thai Joint Stock Company, which was recently found dumping untreated hazardous chemicals in the northern province of Thanh Hoa's Cam Van Commune, received a fine of over 421 million VND (20,000 USD).
Environment

Amending Environmental Protection Law

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang has directed the Vietnam Environment Administration to accelerate the preparation of amended Environmental Protection Law to submit to the National Assembly. Report by the Vietnam Economic News Online.
Environment

Vietnam exerts efforts in environmental protection

Preventing and minimising environmental pollution and biodiversity decline are one of the top priorities of the Vietnamese Government, a senior official from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.
Vietnam steps up wildlife conservation Environment

Vietnam steps up wildlife conservation

A meeting of the Steering Committee of the “Wildlife Consumption in Vietnam ” (WLC) project took place on May 3 in Hanoi to strengthen biodiversity conservation in the country.
Ecosystem services in Mekong Delta discussed Environment

Ecosystem services in Mekong Delta discussed

As many as 200 domestic and foreign environmental experts, scientists and managerial officials on April 12 gathered at a forum in southern Ca Mau province to discuss ways to preserve natural and cultural values for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.
Society

Environment watchdog announces major polluters

The Vietnam Environment Administration on January 7 announced the country's biggest polluters, after inspections conducted by the agency last year revealed over 100 companies breaking environmental laws.
Environmental governance project expands Environment

Environmental governance project expands

Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) held a meeting in Hanoi on Apr. 26 to assess results of a project called, “Vietnam Provincial Environment Governance” (VPEG).
Business

Experts urge ‘green' investments

Enterprises' reluctance to invest in green technology and poor enforcement of environmental laws are hampering Vietnam's sustainable development, experts said.
Environment

Biodiversity corridor to benefit central provinces

The Vietnam Environment Administration on Jan. 12 officially launched the largest ever biodiversity conservation project, aiming to establish a biodiversity corridor in three central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.
Seminar calls for urgent tiger conservation Environment

Seminar calls for urgent tiger conservation

“The future of tigers depends on our actions” was the message of a seminar held in Hanoi on July 29 to raise public awareness and support for the conservation of a species on the brink of extinction.
Society

Green city campaign launched

The Go Green Club (GGC) on October 24 launched the second green city tour campaign in three major cities of Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh.
Environment

ASEAN steps up biodiversity preservation

Deputy Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dato Misran Karmain has stressed on the need to improve awareness of biodiversity-related values and the significance to preserve the values among ASEAN residents.