World Environment Day 2021: Restoring ecosystems Environment

World Environment Day 2021: Restoring ecosystems

In response to World Environment Day (June 5) launched by the United Nations Environment Programme, Vietnam has since 1982 carried out activities to raise public awareness about environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and response to climate change.
Online talk show calls for stopping second-hand smoke Health

Online talk show calls for stopping second-hand smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in Vietnam. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, of which 69 cause cancer, participants heard at a recent online talk show to respond to World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
Da Nang pins hopes on MICE tours Travel

Da Nang pins hopes on MICE tours

Da Nang on January 22 welcomed a group of more than 700 visitors taking a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tour, one of the largest groups on such a tour to the central city this year.
E-cigarette use on the rise: Expert Health

E-cigarette use on the rise: Expert

Vietnam has seen certain achievements made in tobacco harm prevention and control but challenges continue to emerge, including the increasing trend of smoking e-cigarettes, Associate Professor and Dr Luong Ngoc Khue has said.
Smoking rate among men falls in 2020 Society

Smoking rate among men falls in 2020

The smoking rate among men in many provinces and cities last year fell compared to 2017 as a result of agencies’ efforts to implement tobacco harm-prevention programmes, Dr Phan Thi Hai, deputy head of the Tobacco Harm Prevention Fund, said at a conference held in HCM City last week.
Cat Linh-Ha Dong trains passed safety and environmental assessment Society

Cat Linh-Ha Dong trains passed safety and environmental assessment

The Vietnam Register Authority under the Ministry of Transport announced it has completed the assessment and issued technical safety and environmental protection certification for 13 trains and other related components of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway, Hanoi’s long-delayed first metro project.
Bladder tumours difficult to treat Health

Bladder tumours difficult to treat

Eighty percent of bladder tumours are cancerous and difficult to treat, according to Dr Nguyen Hoang Luong of the urological endoscopy department at Binh Dan Hospital in HCM City.
Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop “non-smoke” industry Travel

Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop “non-smoke” industry

Van Chan district in the northern province of Yen Bai aims to boost tourism development and expand tourism linkages with other districts in the province. To this end, the district has provided all possible conditions for local enterprises and people to invest and develop tourism projects and attract more visitors.
Campaign to green up Hanoi with 4,000 trees Environment

Campaign to green up Hanoi with 4,000 trees

The Green Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) in coordination with the Labour Federation of Hanoi’s Ung Hoa district and the Youth Union in Doi Binh commune has launched a campaign to plant 4,000 trees to improve the air conditions in the capital city.
Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official Environment

Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official

The burning of straw, plant byproducts and other waste on fields near airports produces smoke that affects visibility for pilots and poses a high risk to flight safety, said an official from the Northern Airports Authority under the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.