Race against time to find landslide victims: Deputy PM Society

Race against time to find landslide victims: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on October 29 ordered competent forces to race against time and mobilise vehicles to clear out National Highway 40 so as to access the sites of the landslides that buried 53 people in two mountainous communes in central Quang Nam province. ​
Landslides kill 16, leave 37 missing in Quang Nam province Society

Landslides kill 16, leave 37 missing in Quang Nam province

At least 16 people have died and 37 are missing after landslides hit two mountainous communes in Nam Tra My district, Quang Nam province in central Vietnam, on October 28. Of the victims, 45 are from Tra Leng commune, and the remainders from Tra Van commune, according to the provincial military command. At 9:30 am on Oct. 29, the bodies of 16 victims were found.
Hanoi invests big in developing ethnic areas Society

Hanoi invests big in developing ethnic areas

Hanoi has consistently implemented the policy of allocating large amount of resources to the development of mountainous and ethnic minority areas in the city towards narrowing the gap between those areas and other localities, it was reported at a conference on October 3.
Efforts increased to reduce poverty nationwide Society

Efforts increased to reduce poverty nationwide

At the end of 2017, the percentage of poor households nationwide stood at 6.7, down 1.53 percent compared to the same period the previous year, said Vice Chairman of the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Affairs Phan Van Hung on August 14.
Ngoc Linh ginseng gets expanded GI recognition Business

Ngoc Linh ginseng gets expanded GI recognition

The Intellectual Property Agency of Vietnam, under the Ministry of Science and Technology, has expanded recognition of the Geographical Indication (GI) of Ngoc Linh for ginseng root products grown in 15 communes of Quang Nam and Kon Tum provinces.
Thua Thien-Hue eyes sustainable forest development Environment

Thua Thien-Hue eyes sustainable forest development

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue plans to grow 13,000 hectares of large-timber forest by 2020, with 40 percent of which received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)’s certificate, ensuring that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Downpour, flood wreak havoc in Hoa Binh province Environment

Downpour, flood wreak havoc in Hoa Binh province

As many as 39 people in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh were reported dead, injured and missing as of 7am on October 12 after tragically damaging rains and floods hit the locality over the past three days.