Business

Provinces to be joined in economic zone

An area of over 3,600 km across the southern part of Nghe An and the northern part of Ha Tinh provinces is set to become a key economic zone of the north central region by 2025, according to a plan ratified by the Prime Minister recently.
Society

Ministry, NGOs ink climate MoU

The first memorandum of understanding on coping with climate change was signed on Nov. 18 between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnamese Non-governmental Organisations and Climate Change (VNGO&CC) and the Climate Change Working Group (CCWG).
Health

HCM City leads way in domestic water recycling

Water recycling was being considered more seriously by experts and enterprises as a solution for natural resources management, said Dr Nguyen Phuoc Dan, head of Environment Department at the HCM City University of Technology.
Society

Dong Nai grows greener - and greener

Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai have set long-term targets for building a green sustainable economy, with strategies that protect and expand the forest cover.
New system to protect forests Environment

New system to protect forests

Vietnam has pioneered the development of the Payment for Forest Environment Services (PFES) programme, which aims to protect and preserve the country's natural heritage.
Environment

Mekong needs bio-diversity preservation

The Cuu Long ( Mekong ) Delta is in desperate need of an adaptable environmental policy in order to cope with current decreasing biological diversity and declining natural resources.
Society

Alert on sea resources degradation

Scientists have raised the alert on the serious degradation of marine resources within over 1 million sq. km. of sea waters, with over 80 percent of coral reefs listed as endangered.
New fish species found in Mekong River basin Society

New fish species found in Mekong River basin

The Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) of Japan on February 24 announced a recorded total of 540 fish species, including numerous new species, in the Mekong River and Chao Phraya basin region.
Society

Community-based flood control scheme lauded

A community-based approach to integrated water management has yielded clear socio-economic benefits in North Vam Nao Island in the Mekong delta province of An Giang , experts said at a workshop held last week.