Society

Tuyen Quang leads nation in forest acreage

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang is taking the lead in forest acreage, increasing its forest coverage to 64.3 percent in 2013, up from 31.2 percent 20 years ago.
Environment

Vietnam and the race against climate change

Vietnam has experienced unusual weather developments with higher numbers of storms and low pressures this year, which is dubbed as the Pacific typhoon season - an event in which tropical cyclones form in the west of the Pacific Ocean.
The fight to keep langurs swinging free Environment

The fight to keep langurs swinging free

A group of biologists have spent days trailing a troop of primates in Kon Ka Kinh National Park, before they eventually caught up with about 30 gray-shanked douc langurs having an afternoon meal in the treetops some 30 metres above the ground.
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

Investors sow the seeds for carbon credits in Vietnam

Vietnam’s fertile forest land and forest ecology can help reduce green house gas emissions and climate change. But the country may prove to be well placed to help satisfy the world’s growing demand for green development. Report by the Vietnam Investment Review.
Vietnam-RoK Joint Statement Politics

Vietnam-RoK Joint Statement

Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on September 9 issued a joint statement during RoK President Park Geun Hye’s state visit to Vietnam from September 7-11.
Politics

Northwest Steering Committee tours Lai Chau

The northwestern province of Lai Chau has so far this year met or surpassed the targets in many sectors, local leaders reported to the Steering Committee for the Northwestern region at a meeting on August 22.
Society

Canon helps light up northern villages

Cannon Vietnam Co., Ltd will provide over 1.2 billion VND (57,000 USD) for the northern province of Bac Ninh to install lighting systems in its disadvantaged communes.
Business

WB-funded projects benefit Quang Nam

World Bank-funded projects have significantly contributed to central Quang Nam province’s education system, rural transport, afforestation, electricity and fresh water supply.
Trial begins on subversive suspects in Phu Yen Society

Trial begins on subversive suspects in Phu Yen

The People’s Court in the central province of Phu Yen on January 28 began a trial of 22 members of a reactionary organisation on the charge with conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration.