Donors praise Vietnam’s climate change adaptation efforts Environment

Donors praise Vietnam’s climate change adaptation efforts

International donors highly valued the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to improve policy on climate change adaptation, and pledged their continued support for Vietnam, representatives from the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC) announced in a meeting in Hanoi on October 8.
Agriculture to eliminate “bottlenecks” in bid to attract FDI Business

Agriculture to eliminate “bottlenecks” in bid to attract FDI

Agriculture, one of the most competitive economic sectors in Vietnam, needs to develop a long-term strategy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), which has fallen in recent years.

Fifteen years ago, FDI inflows into the agriculture, forestry and fishery sector accounted for 15 percent of the country’s total FDI, but this declined to less than 0.5 percent in the past three years.
Business

Deputy PM urges forestry sector to accelerate restructuring

The forestry sector is in urgent need of restructuring in order to improve the productivity and quality of forests, increase the added value of processed wooden products, and promote market expansion for timber products, Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai said.
Concerted efforts needed to achieve MDGs in ethnic groups Society

Concerted efforts needed to achieve MDGs in ethnic groups

Vietnam cannot fulfill the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in ethnic minority communities unless joint efforts are undertaken by all relevant authorities, Vice Minister and Deputy Head of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs Son Phuoc Hoan said on October 8.
Ministry prioritises afforestation projects Environment

Ministry prioritises afforestation projects

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is giving top priority to afforestation and reforestation projects in line with Vietnam's Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP-RCC).
Environment

Sea encroachment endangers Mekong Delta

In some Mekong Delta’s provinces, the sea is encroaching on the mainland nearly 100 metres a year, the VietNamNet Bridge said on June 18, adding that in these areas, houses, land for agriculture production, protective forests and embankments have all been swept away.
Business

Vietnam moves towards a green economy

Green economy has been a common trend in the global economic system. As a developing country, Vietnam needs to continue studying and perfecting relevant mechanisms and policies while learning lessons from the experience of other front-running countries to bridge the gap with advanced economies and move towards a green economy in the near future, the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper reported.
Acacia plays key role in environmental protection Environment

Acacia plays key role in environmental protection

Developing acacias for afforestation and the timber processing industry has a key role to play in realising national targets such as poverty alleviation and ecological protection, heard a conference opened in the imperial Thua Thien-Hue city on March 18.
Society

Land reclaimed for afforestation

Nearly 4,00ha of forest land illegally encroached on by farmers has been taken back for afforestation, the People's Committee of southern Tay Ninh province has said.