Cold spell hits northern, central regions Environment

Cold spell hits northern, central regions

Another cold front arrived earlier on December 11, plunging the northern region into the coldest days so far this winter and bringing rainfall to central Vietnam after disastrous downpours over the weekend.
PM urges Hoa Binh to become tourism locality Politics

PM urges Hoa Binh to become tourism locality

The northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh should bring into play the full potential of its land, people and culture to become a tourism locality, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in a working session with local officials on December 11.
Mild quake occurs in central Quang Nam province Society

Mild quake occurs in central Quang Nam province

A 2.7-magnitude earthquakewas reported in Bac Tra My district of the central province of Quang Nam on October 25, according to the Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Centre under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)’s Institute of Geophysics.
Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem Environment

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

A large area of sea grass on the Cham Islands, off the coast of Hoi An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands.
Typhoon Bebinca makes landfall in Vietnam Environment

Typhoon Bebinca makes landfall in Vietnam

Typhoon Bebinca, made landfall in the north central province of Thanh Hoa and weakened into a tropical low pressure early August 17, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Ministry questioned on resettlement for those affected by projects Society

Ministry questioned on resettlement for those affected by projects

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has been asked to clarify policies on compensation and support for resettlement when building irrigational and hydropower works; dam and reservoir safety; and measures to stabilise ethnic minorities’ lives in the northern mountainous region.