Ben Tre reports reduction in illegal fishing in foreign waters Society

Ben Tre reports reduction in illegal fishing in foreign waters

The number of fishing vessels of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre committing illegal fishing in foreign waters in the first six months of 2021 fell 52.4 percent year-on-year, according to the provincial steering committee for illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing prevention (Steering Committee 689).
Vietnam warned to stay vigilant with influenza A (H5N8) Health

Vietnam warned to stay vigilant with influenza A (H5N8)

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Vietnam have issued a press release urging the Vietnamese Government and the public to keep vigilance on the H5N8 human infection upon the detection of seven farm workers infected with the influenza A (H5N8) in a chicken farm in Russia, the Ministry of Health said on March 3.
CAAV raises COVID-19 warning to highest level at airports Society

CAAV raises COVID-19 warning to highest level at airports

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) late February 7 issued a directive on intensifying urgent COVID-19 prevention and quarantine measures at airports since travel demands have increased for the Lunar New Year holiday while the COVID-19 situation becomes more complicated.
 Aviation sector takes COVID-19 fight to highest level Society

Aviation sector takes COVID-19 fight to highest level

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has recently issued a document requesting the aviation sector to enhance COVID-19 prevention measures before, during and after the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Vietnam improves weather forecasting capacity Environment

Vietnam improves weather forecasting capacity

Vietnam has made progress in weather prediction, extending the typhoon and tropical depression forecasting and warning to between three and five days, according to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration.
Vietnam witnesses 10-15 flash floods each year Environment

Vietnam witnesses 10-15 flash floods each year

Vietnam records from 10-15 flash floods each year, mostly in the northern mountainous, central, Central Highlands and southeastern regions, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Vu Duc Long said on January 15.
Early disaster warning system discussed Society

Early disaster warning system discussed

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) held a meeting in Hanoi on January 11 to discuss launching a project on building an early disaster warning system for the mountainous and midland regions.
 Winter air warning on heavily polluted days Environment

Winter air warning on heavily polluted days

Air quality in the capital city of Hanoi fell to dangerous levels in the first week of the New Year, particularly in inner city areas, according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Politburo member given warning as disciplinary measure Politics

Politburo member given warning as disciplinary measure

The Politburo has decided to give a warning to Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh as a disciplinary measure for his mistakes during the time he served as Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam.
Vietnam determined to remove EC’s IUU fishing warning Business

Vietnam determined to remove EC’s IUU fishing warning

Removing the European Commission (EC)’s illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing “yellow card” is not easy and cannot be done overnight, but the Vietnamese business community and associations are still determined to do, not only to meet EU requirements, but also for the sake of sustainable fishery development.