VN, Japan localities cooperate in environment Environment

VN, Japan localities cooperate in environment

Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam and Osaka city of Japan have agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in economics, environment and water management following their memorandum of understanding for the 2011-2015 period.
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New Mekong fund to foster renewable resources

Fund management company Indochina Capital Corporation (Indochina Capital) announced on June 30 that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had approved 50 million USD in financing for its Mekong Renewable Resources Fund (MRRF).
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Germany-Vietnam Day held in Soc Trang

A Germany-Vietnam Day was held in the southern province of Soc Trang on Dec. 11 to mark the 35 th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Nation outlines long-term strategy on solid waste Society

Nation outlines long-term strategy on solid waste

Vietnam will collect, reuse, and recycle most of its solid waste by using environmentally friendly methods by 2050, and minimise the amount of buried solid waste, according to a new Government strategy.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on December 17 approved the waste management strategy, which outlines specific plans to 2025 as well as general expectations until 2050.