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Cleaning up the capital city

The capital city plans to construct 39 waste treatment plants for urban areas with an expected capacity of 1.8 million cubic metres per day by 2030, stretching to nearly 2.5 million cubic metres per day by 2050. The target falls under the city’s drainage plan until 2030, with a vision towards 2050, which was recently ... Read More »

Over 1 mln EUR for mangrove forest recovery in Ca Mau

The SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will provide 1 million EUR to help the southern province of Ca Mau recover its mangrove forests through a sustainable shrimp farming model. The project will help producers to follow an integrated shrimp-forest model, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Van ... Read More »

JICA-supported project helps protect water resources

A JICA-assisted project has helped build schemes and policies to manage water resources and protect water environment in some localities in Vietnam. The outcomes of the project for “Strengthening capacity of water environmental management in Vietnam” were reviewed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at a conference in Hanoi on May ... Read More »

Dak Lak: Trapped elephant rescued

VietNamNet Bridge – The young wild elephant that was trapped in the National Park of Yok Don in Dak Lak Province was rescued on May 14. The wild elephant was escorted by two domestic elephants. On May 7, rangers discovered a young wild elephant caught in a poacher’s trap in the Yok Don National Park. They said the elephant was ... Read More »

Kids taught environment protection through puppetry

VietNamNet Bridge – The children in Hanoi on May 13 enjoyed a water puppetry show, with content that educates students about protecting biodiversity and water resources. “Khuc ca ao lang” (The Song in Village Pond) is the puppetry item that primary students of the International School of Thang Long and Nam Kim Lien watched. The work begins with images familiar ... Read More »

Protests against river dredging project in Quang Nam Province

VietNamNet Bridge – Tens of households tried to block the ongoing river dredging project with their boats in Nui Thanh District in the central province of Quang Nam, which has been in process since 2009 to open an entry route to Ky Ha Port. Riverside households complain that construction of an entry route to Ky Ha Port has caused cracks ... Read More »

Natural landscapes devastated by tourism overexploitation

VietNamNet Bridge – The industrial production has poisoned natural landscapes with the pollution. Called the “Ha Long bay No. 2” of Hanoi, the Quan Son ecotourism site in My Duc district is in the danger of getting devastated by the brick kilns and the ruins of the stone exploitation site. Located in the area belonging to four communes of Hop ... Read More »

Tiger bone glue available on online market

VietNamNet Bridge – Tiger bone glue has been advertised on many websites at VND3 million per 0.1 kilo. Though people know that this is made of the bone of tigers, a wildlife species, and though the product is very expensive, they would not mind paying for it. Tiger bone glue is considered one of the rarest and most expensive products ... Read More »

JICA to aid Mekong delta in climate change adaptation

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will implement nine projects to help provinces in the Mekong Delta deal with climate change. The projects will focus on building anti-salinity gates, improving and building coastal dykes, and developing fresh water resources. They also look to strengthen capacity in water-flow management, adjust crop calendar, and promote sustainable shrimp hatching in the region. According ... Read More »

Industrial wastewater fee to hike from July

VietNamNet Bridge – A new Decree drawn by the Ministry of Environment will take effect from July 1 in which industrial wastewater fee will hike by ten times, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Environment. Workers take wastewater sample for testing at an industrial zone in HCMC. (Photo: SGGP) HCM City discharges 500,000 cubic meters of industrial ... Read More »