Ecosystem services in Mekong Delta discussed Environment

Ecosystem services in Mekong Delta discussed

As many as 200 domestic and foreign environmental experts, scientists and managerial officials on April 12 gathered at a forum in southern Ca Mau province to discuss ways to preserve natural and cultural values for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.

Da Nang city seeks hi-tech investment

The central coast city of Da Nang will continue to perfect infrastructure facilities at its Hi-Tech park to help attract more investment, especially from foreign groups.

Mekong countries seek greater cooperation on green agriculture

Senior agriculture and environment officials from the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries met in Xiengkhouang, Laos on April 2 to discuss environmentally sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in the region, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Video campaign to end rhino horn trade Environment

Video campaign to end rhino horn trade

The Save the Rhino International and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund in coordination with Education for Nature-Vietnam (ENV) on March 8 launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) calling upon the community to not use rhinoceros horn.
Bai Tu Long Bay: A national treasure Travel

Bai Tu Long Bay: A national treasure

Located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park comprises 40 islands, either earth or limestone, scattering across three communes, Ha Long, Van Yen and Minh Chau of Van Dong district.

Party Economic Commission works with oil group

The Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission on February 27 worked with the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group on strategic solutions to speed up the oil and gas industry development strategy.

JICA-funded forest management project expanded

Officials from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and northern Dien Bien province have agreed to expand their pilot forest sustainable management project beyond selected areas given initial encouraging achievements.

Competitors stake out growing market for chat software

Competition in the free chat software market has become stronger than ever with the participation of a lot of large technology groups, both foreign and domestic.

The Republic of Korea’s Kakao software firm last month officially joined the Vietnamese market. Kakao Talk software allows free SMS messaging in all smart phone operation systems including Androit, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Bada.
First Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum opens ASEAN

First Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum opens

The first Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum (EAMF) opened on October 5 in Manila, the Philippines, with the first session focusing on strengthening regional maritime links, upgrading infrastructures and equipment and training for seamen.
Quang Ninh hosts green growth promotion workshop Environment

Quang Ninh hosts green growth promotion workshop

Scientists from Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, the Republic of Korea and China gathered for a workshop themed “Mekong - Green growth centre in Asia Pacific” in the northern province of Quang Ninh on September 25.

Conference discusses world heritage preservation

A conference on the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention and sustainable development in par with human and ecosystem programme took place in the northern province of Ninh Binh on September 11.

USAID helps Vietnam to lower emissions

The General Department of Forestry at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has started a project on ‘Lowering Emissions in Asia ’s Forests’ (LEAF), funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Experts urge support for farmers

Experts on April 6 called for Vietnam to clarify policies that support farmers and agriculture enterprises instead of putting too much emphasis on growth targets.

Mangroves protected in Nam Dinh

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Mangroves for the Future (MFF) will sponsor a mangrove protection project in the northern province of Nam Dinh.