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Two publications launched to protect bears in Vietnam

Two publications giving instructions on caring for rescued moon and sun bears, as well as guidance to plant herbal alternatives to bear bile were launched at a ceremony held in the Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Vinh Phuc province on July 10. Two publications launched to protect bears in Vietnam The launch of ... Read More »

Bac Ninh now wealthier, but environment worse

VietNamNet Bridge – The craft villages in Bac Ninh province have become well off in the last 20 years. However, they have paid a heavy price for the wealth: the environment is seriously polluted. Bac Ninh is wealthier, but environment is worse Dang Van Giang, head of Quan Do hamlet of Yen Phong district, recently received a call from a ... Read More »

The concern of the billionaires’ ‘vehicle dismantling’ village in Bac Giang

VietNamNet Bridge – In exchange for wealth, the billionaires in the ‘vehicle dismantling’ village in Bac Giang have to live in serious pollution and the fear that fire and explosion may occur at anytime. The vehicle dismantling village On a recent scorching hot day in Thuyen hamlet in Bac Giang province, visitors were ‘welcomed’ by the terrible smell of grease ... Read More »

USAID helps improve judgment of wildlife-related cases in Vietnam

A training programme seeking to improve the capacity of judges and people’s court personnel for judging cases related to crimes against protected wildlife as stipulated in the 2015 Penal Code (amended in 2017) took place in the central city of Da Nang on July 11. An overview of the training programme seeking to improve the capacity of judges and people’s ... Read More »

Gov’t Inspectorate proposes new contract for HCM City waste treatment complex

VietNamNet Bridge – The Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam has recommended that a contract between HCM City and Viet Nam Waste Solutions Inc (VWS) for receipt and treatment of solid waste at the city’s Da Phuoc Solid Waste Treatment Complex should be re-negotiated. A view of the Da Phuoc Solid Waste Treatment Complex in HCM City’s Binh Chanh District. Photo ... Read More »

Dirty water, garbage on Cat Ba Island disgusts tourists

VietNamNet Bridge – Lan Ha Bay of Cat Ba archipelago is at risk of pollution due to several reasons, including indiscriminate littering. The relocation plan is just on papers According to Nguyen Cong Hoa, director of the Management Board of Cat Ba archipelago’s Bays, 12 workers and 4 environmental sanitation vessels work at full capacity, including on Sunday, collecting garbage ... Read More »

$37.7m in economic damages from natural disasters in first half of 2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Due to natural disasters in the first six months of 2018, seventy-five people have been killed or remain unaccounted for, while 48 others suffered injuries. Police search for missing persons during the heavy downpour and subsequent landslides and floods in the northern province of Lai Chau last month. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Quy Trung Total economic damages ... Read More »

Hanoi air quality sees positive signs in July

The first week of July witnessed an improvement in Hanoi’s air quality, according to the city’s Environment Protection Authority under the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Heavy traffic is among factors impacting the city’s air quality. The air quality measured at monitoring stations around the city reached levels of ‘good’ and ‘average’. Significantly, the number of days with ‘good’ ... Read More »

Giant river prawns recover in Mekong Delta after long decline

After a long period of decline, the last two years have seen an increase in output of giant river prawns in the Mekong Delta. After a long period of decline, the last two years have seen an increase in output of giant river prawns in the Mekong Delta.  Giant river prawns are resilient to disease, easy to raise, and require ... Read More »

Kien Giang asks for government’s support in fixing urgent coastal erosion

The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has made a proposal for 300 billion VND (13.82 million USD) worth of Government aid in order to fix up its 14.5km span of severely eroded beaches. Erosion on Tieu Dua beach, Kien Giang According to provincial Vice Chairman of People’s Committee Mai Anh Nhin, the three dangerous sections of coastal erosion are ... Read More »