Philippines cleans up plastic trash-choked canal ASEAN

Philippines cleans up plastic trash-choked canal

The Philippine authorities periodically collect rubbish from the trash-choked Estero de Magdalena canal, which runs into Manila’s most important and heavily polluted waterway, the Pasig River.
EU provides financial aid for storm-hit residents Society

EU provides financial aid for storm-hit residents

The European Commission has provided humanitarian aid worth 200,000 EUR to assist people in Vietnam’s central and south central regions affected by typhoon Damrey in November, said the European Union delegation in Vietnam on December 13.
Flood-hit areas brace for diseases Society

Flood-hit areas brace for diseases

The Department of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health warned yesterday that flooding and rains in central and northern provinces could trigger disease outbreaks.
Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day Health

Vietnam responds to Global Handwashing Day

As many as 2,000 primary teachers and pupils in Hanoi joined officials and delegates from international organisations at a meeting held in the city on October 15 in response to Global Handwashing Day.
Health

National human vaccine programme commences

The national human vaccine programme got off the ground with the signing of contracts between the programme office and four vaccine makers at a ceremony in Hanoi on January 28.
Health

Child vaccination programme success

A combined measles-rubella vaccine is expected to be available for children aged nine months to 14 years within a year or two, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Pasteur Institute.
Society

Pilgrims help pest turtles to thrive

More and more red-ear turtles are turning up in a lake in Lam Vien Tourist Park in An Giang province where they are released by pilgrims visiting a renowned local pagoda.
Environment

Polluted water causes 80 percent of diseases in Vietnam

Polluted water resources are the cause of 80 percent of diseases in Vietnam, said the Department of Water Resources Management at a ceremony to mark the World Water Day (March 22) and 60th birthday of the World Meteorological Organisation (March 23).
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.