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Green growth in Mekong region discussed in Hanoi

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on October 22 worked with a delegation from the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to discuss water resources and green growth-related issues in the Mekong River region. Speaking at the working session, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thai Lai said green growth towards a low-carbon ... Read More »

Firm faces compensation demand over dumping

VietNamNet Bridge – All members of central Thanh Hoa Province’s Yen Lam Commune’s Farmers’ Union, numbered 871, sent petitions to sue the Nicotex Thanh Thai Joint Stock Company on Thursday, according to Le Thien Nghia, the union’s president. Ministry deploys officers to oversee pesticide excavation All members of central Thanh Hoa Province’s Yen Lam Commune’s Farmers’ Union, numbered 871, sent ... Read More »

Firm faces compensation demand over dumping

VietNamNet Bridge – All members of central Thanh Hoa Province’s Yen Lam Commune’s Farmers’ Union, numbered 871, sent petitions to sue the Nicotex Thanh Thai Joint Stock Company on Thursday, according to Le Thien Nghia, the union’s president. Ministry deploys officers to oversee pesticide excavation All members of central Thanh Hoa Province’s Yen Lam Commune’s Farmers’ Union, numbered 871, sent ... Read More »

Vietnam urged to develop waste treatment plants

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s growing industries produce increasing amounts of waste while only around 5 per cent of waste water is treated, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Viet Nam’s growing industries produce increasing amounts of waste while only around 5 per cent of waste water is treated, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.— File ... Read More »

Ministry deploys officers to oversee pesticide excavation

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment sent three officers to central Thanh Hoa Province to direct the excavation of expired chemicals and pesticides dumped by Nicotex Thanh Thai Joint Stock Company. Five tons of pesticide found buried in Thanh Hoa Pesticide maker punished for dumping hazardous waste Thanh Hoa: Toxic chemicals buried in pesticide factory The ... Read More »

Ecological industrial zones, why not?

VietNamNet Bridge – More and more cries for help have been resounded from industrial zones, where people have to live together with untreated waste water, factories’ smoke and hazardous solid waste. Developing ecological industrial zones could be a solution to the problem. The participants at the workshop on the waste water management held some days ago in Can Tho City ... Read More »

Benefits of mangrove planting

A mangrove planting project of the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) has brought many benefits for eight northern coastal provinces since it was launched in 1996. Under the project, funded by the Red Cross societies of Denmark and Japan, over 10,000ha of mangrove forests have been planted in these localities, contributing to protecting the environment, preventing windstorms and easing local socio-economic ... Read More »

Alien species invade world biosphere reserve

As many as 12 invasive alien species are encroaching upon the Dong Nai Culture-Nature Reserve, threatening the biodiversity of the site. According to a recent research of the Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA) under the Vietnam Environment Administration, the species include five floras, five fishes, an amphibian and a invertebrate. The BCA said impacts of these species to local ones are ... Read More »

Marine environment management projects approved

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a number of projects for the 2013-2020 period to help implement the nation’s marine resources and environment investigation and management goals. Accordingly, from 2013 to 2018 the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will preside over a project to investigate and assess the characteristics of the country’s geological structure and propose measures to ... Read More »