Regional countries work to prevent haze pollution

Environment ministers from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand gathered at the 16th meeting of the Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution, which was held on April 2 in Brunei .

Hoang Lien National Park on fire

Conflagrations swept through an area of the Hoang Lien National Park, which is about 3km from Sa Pa district in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on March 5.

Localities told to brace for forest fires

The Steering Committee for Forest Fire Prevention has asked localities in the southern province of Dong Nai, which is facing high risk of forest fires, to take measures against the situation, especially in the 2014 dry season.

Vietnam’s coffee output to fall by 25 percent

Vietnam’s coffee output in the 2013-2014 crop is forecast to drop by 25 percent compared to the previous crop due to severe droughts in the Central Highlands, said the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (Vicofa).

Forest fires in Ca Mau, HCM City

Several forest fires have been reported in the southernmost Ca Mau province and Ho Chi Minh City on February 26, which wreaked havoc for a large area of forests in the two localities.

Forest fire prevention urged

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued an order asking ministries, industries and localities to take drastic measures to prevent forest fires.

Drought hits major coffee, rice hubs

A long spell of dry weather is battering the coffee-rich Central Highlands and, along with salinity, is causing a problems in southern provinces, the nation’s rice bowl.

Bad weather affects all parts of country

Prolonged and damaging cold spell killed thousands cattle, and damaged rice seedlings in the north and caused rough sea in the central region, while forest fires threaten many provinces nationwide.

Central Highlands grapples with water shortage

The Central Highlands is experiencing a severe water shortage as rainfall in the region, which is Vietnam’s largest coffee growing area, has dropped by 40 percent since the start of the rainy season.

Drought reaps paddy harvest

Ongoing drought may cost Vietnam farmers 5-6 trillion VND (about 3,000 million USD), a top official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said on July 1.