Environment

Forest fire alert level increased

Prolonged dry weather has raised forest fire risks to extremely high levels across the country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department for Forest Protection.
Fire extinguished in primeval heritage forest Society

Fire extinguished in primeval heritage forest

Forest fire in Hoang Lien National Park, a primeval forest that covers nearly 30,000 ha and recognised as an ASEAN Heritage Park, in the northwestern province of Lao Cai was finally extinguished.
Society

Kumquat, peach tree growers expect bumper crop

Peach and kumquat growers in Hanoi are looking forward to a bumper crop as the weather has become rather cold, with the occasional warm day during the years-end.

Although the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is still to come, the kumquat fields have started to turn yellow while the red peach blossoms are in bud. Many owners of peach orchards in Nhat Tan have gathered their ornamental trees together and are waiting for buyers.