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New factories must meet environmental standards

VietNamNet Bridge – Only production plants which have environmental impact assessments should be allowed to be located in HCMC industrial parks, says a proposal by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.   Illustrative image. (Photo: Internet) According to the ministry, the evaluation and approval of environmental impact assessment reports by investment projects in HCMC ... Read More »

Rhino horn trade: Vietnam threatened with trade sanctions

VietNamNet Bridge – Despite the eight-point statement of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) at the International Conference on endangered species trade in Thailand, some international experts still have proposed to impose trade sanctions on Vietnam which they believe a “hot spot” in rhino horn trade. The 177 members of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ... Read More »

Can Tho to host ASEM water management workshop

The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) workshop on water and river basin management will take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho from March 20-23, with nearly 150 delegates from 51 ASEM member nations and relevant organisations taking part. Initiated by Vietnam , the event is the first activity of a joint initiative of six Mekong–Danube Cooperation Initiative member nations, ... Read More »

International community to increase protection over the Hoan Kiem turtle

VietNamNet Bridge – The Hoan Kiem or Sword Lake turtle is a species of turtle in Vietnam that has had the level of protection improved in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).     The Hoan Kiem turtle. At the 16th CITES conference held in the city of Bangkok, Thailand from March ... Read More »

Pilot project to save energy on prawn farms may be expanded

VietNamNet Bridge – The experience gained from a pilot energy-efficiency plan in Cao Trieu prawn farming area in Quang Cong Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien – Hue Province as well as the experience from Thai Binh Province and the UK was shared at a final conference held in Hue on Friday.   Shrimp harvested in Dam Doi district, Ca ... Read More »

Afforestation campaign launched

The afforestation campaign “For a green Vietnam 2013” was launched at Ben En National Park in central Thanh Hoa province on March 16-17. The event was jointly held by Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd, the provincial authorities and the national park, and saw the participation of 120 students and 100 Canon volunteers. At the ceremony, General Director of Canon Vietnam Soma ... Read More »

Vietnam joins Climate Change Adaptation Forum

All activities dealing with climate change need to be streamlined in national development policies to raise their effectiveness, Vietnamese representatives to the 3rd Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum in the Republic of Korea have said. The activities should also be popularised to get everyone involved in the effort, the Vietnamese representatives voiced at the forum, which opened from March 18. ... Read More »

Regional 3R forum opens in Hanoi

The fourth Regional 3R Forum in Asia is a new opportunity for Vietnam to learn from 30 Asian-Pacific nations’ experience in waste management, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has said. At the three-day forum that opened in Hanoi on March 18, Nhan underscored the significance of the forum on waste reducing, reusing and recycling (3R) to protect the environment. ... Read More »

The ornamental trees that cause cancer, mental disorder

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese have been frightened out of their wits after scientists said that a lot of popular ornamental trees in Vietnamese homes may cause cancer and mental diseases.   The story on National Tropical Botanical Garden said that people should not come close or touch the leaves, seeds or bark of van tue tree (Cycas revoluta). Scientists have ... Read More »

Vietnam urged to redouble rhino trade fight

Vietnam was on Tuesday urged to do more to fight the illegal trade in rhino horn, which is highly prized in the Southeast Asian nation for its supposed medicinal qualities.   A white rhinoceros is seen walking inside its cage at the Saigon Zoological and Botanical Garden in HCM City, on December 6, 2007. (Photo: AFP) The 178-member Convention on ... Read More »