People’s Committees can sue polluters Environment

People’s Committees can sue polluters

The Government is developing guidelines enabling People’s Committees of districts and provinces to sue polluters, Pham Van Loi, head of the Environmental Study Institute under the Vietnam Environment Administration, said at a recent conference on sustainable development.
HCM City fights pollution in canals Environment

HCM City fights pollution in canals

Pollution in HCM City canals is worsening as large quantities of household and industrial wastewater, as well as rubbish, are being discharged or dumped into city canals.
Business

Vietnam inspired by Australian sustainable mining

Vietnam is prioritising its cooperartion with Australia in sustainable mineral exploitation, as the latter boasts a rich seam of experience in safe mining that can limit environmental damage and benefit the community.
Building materials industry under realignment Business

Building materials industry under realignment

The domestic building materials market is expected to be knocked into shape following the recent governmental approval of the sector’s master plan until 2020 with a vision towards 2030, the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR) reported.
Society

UNCTAD: Grow more food at less cost to environment

Rich and poor nations are being urged to diversify their crops and boost support to small farmers, according to a new report launched by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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.
Business

Firms urged to fulfill social responsibility

Despite the potential for better opportunities in the global market, many Vietnamese enterprises struggled to fulfill their corporate social responsibility (CSR), according to a leading business development figure.