Forest coverage reaches over 40 percent: ministry Environment

Forest coverage reaches over 40 percent: ministry

As of December 31, 2016, Vietnam had a total forest area of nearly 14.378 million hectares, including over 10.242 million hectares of natural forest and more than 4.135 million hectares of planted area, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Forested area down due to floods Environment

Forested area down due to floods

The planted forest area in Vietnam reached 128,800 hectares in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year decline of 8.7 percent, due to floods in northern mountainous provinces in August.
Coastal forest coverage slowly increases Environment

Coastal forest coverage slowly increases

Twenty-eight centrally-run coastal cities and provinces have planted 4,486 hectares of forests along their shores since the beginning of 2016, falling short of the quota set in a nationwide project to
MARD wants power project halted Society

MARD wants power project halted

The MARD has proposed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suspend a project on hydropower plants in the Central Highlands Province of Dak Lak to protect the local environment and wild animals.
Bac Kan – Japan’s promising market Business

Bac Kan – Japan’s promising market

Bac Kan province should promote its image and devise more investment attraction policies to lure more Japanese businesses to the locality, said Minister at the Japan Embassy in Vietnam Nagai Katsuro.
Quang Ninh to focus on green growth Society

Quang Ninh to focus on green growth

The northeastern province of Quang Ninh announced a plan on green growth at a workshop on November 17 with the participation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).