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One million trees to be planted on islands in Nha Trang Bay

As many as 100,000 trees have been planted on Hon Noi island as part of a programme designed to protect the environment in the Nha Trang Bay. The programme “Planting one million trees on the islands in Nha Trang Bay” was launched by Khanh Hoa Salangane’s Nest Company since 2012 with the support from authorities ... Read More »

Black bean beetles disturb Kon Tum people

VietNamNet Bridge – Black bean beetles have become a disaster for people in Hoa Binh commune in the Central Highlands city of Kon Tum in recent days although local people have tried every way to eradicate them. These days, black bean beetles have attacked the two villages of Kep Ram and Plei Chor in Hoa Binh commune, disturbing the lives ... Read More »

200kg whale stranded after being saved for six times

VietNamNet Bridge – A whale of more than 2m long, nearly 200kg in weight was stranded on the beach of Thach Bi 2 village, in front of the whale temple in Duc Pho district of Quang Ngai province in the afternoon of June 13. The 200kg whale. A local fisherman named Le Van Son said he and several others were ... Read More »

MONRE vows to tighten the environmental impact assessments

VietNamNet Bridge – The subjects to carry out the assessments over the projects’ possible impacts on the environment must have the practicing certificates to be provided by state management agencies. Too many reports “have problems” Deputy General Director of the Environment General Directorate — Le Ke Son, said that at least 10 percent of the reports on the possible impacts ... Read More »

Environmental project marks Vietnam-Canada cooperation

The successful Vietnam Provincial Environmental Governance (VPEG) project is the hallmark of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Canada (1973-2013). The statement was made by Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Deborah Chatsis at a conference held in Hanoi on June 13 to assess the outcomes of the VPEG project. Chatsis stressed that Canada and Vietnam ... Read More »

Mekong Delta faces challenges in water management

Challenges that the Mekong Delta is facing in water source management were highlighted at a seminar held by the Southern Institute of Sustainable Development (SISD) and the Centre for Research Development (ZEF) under Germany’s University of Bonn, in Ho Chi Minh City on June 13. According to the SISD, water sources in many regional cities and provinces are heavily polluted ... Read More »

HCM City seeks ways to recycling plastic bags

The Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environment One Member Ltd.Co. has invested in a project on recycling plastic bags into fuel oil, as part of efforts to handle the large amount of discarded nylon bags in the city, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). According to the latest statistics of the MONRE’s Pollution Control Department, 7,000 ... Read More »

The pangs of Cat Tien

VietNamNet Bridge – Though the Cat Tien National Park has lost its last rhino, it still has bulls, bears, tigers, leopards… with more than 1,360 species of vascular plants and over 440 species plants that give precious timber. The people who feel the pains of the forests K’Ba in Go hamlet of Buon Go town in Cat Tien, in the ... Read More »

Resorts suffer as beach disappears

VietNamNet Bridge – Hoi An’s lucrative tourism sector is facing major fears about the impact of erosion along the ancient town’s famous coastline, with dozens of resorts in danger of disappearing underwater in the future. Part of Cua Dai Beach in the central city Da Nang. In the last couple of decades, rising sea levels and changes to the river ... Read More »

Mekong Delta formulates environmental plan

Provinces in the Mekong Delta are taking steps to address urgent environmental issues by developing urban zoning plans and improving human resource training. Upgrading of technical infrastructure, especially of forecasting and inspection equipment, is another top priority, the Southwestern Department for Environmental Protection has said. Water pollution in the delta, as well as a general degradation of the environment, is ... Read More »