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Mekong Delta braces for salt intrusion

VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities and people living in the coastal areas of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have taken several measures to prevent saltwater intrusion, including building of dams. Agricultural officials construct a temporary dam to prevent salt intrusion in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khuong Tran Binh Trong, ... Read More »

Over 2,000 youngsters respond to Earth Hour Campaign 2018

More than 2,000 youngsters in Ho Chi Minh City gathered at a ceremony in the city on March 10 to launch the Earth Hour Campaign 2018. Overview of the launching ceremony of the campaign  The campaign aims to raise public awareness of protecting the environment and the green planet. Singer Isaac, the ambassador of the campaign, said that in response ... Read More »

Experts: Water quality in Hanoi’s lakes improves

The quality of water in many lakes in Hanoi has been improved considerably, leading experts said at a meeting on March 6 to review the one-year using of Redoxy-3C, a water purification product made in Germany to the order of the capital city to tackle pollution in lakes. Hanoi Sewage and Drainage Company workers apply  Redoxy-3C in Nghia Tan lake  ... Read More »

The young people who save thousands of uncared for dogs, cats

VietNamNet Bridge – The Center of Pet Animal Protections and Studies (CPAPS) is a familiar name to many animal lovers, especially young people.  Nguyen Quang Huong at CPAPS When reporters visited the center on a pre-Tet day, they met two young people who were on duty taking care of about 100 dogs and cats. Nguyen Quang Huong, born in 1994, ... Read More »

Green buildings gain ascendancy in real estate market

VietNamNet Bridge – The highlight of the Vietnam real estate market in 2017 was the boom of ‘green’ construction.  Vietnam is witnessing the boom of green construction The trend is expected to grow in upcoming years as property owners are paying more attention to sharing utilities with surrounding communities, environmental protection, and adaptation to climate change. In late 2017, an ... Read More »

Heavy fines did little to deter petty environmental demeanours

VietNamNet Bridge – A year after a government decree on stringent punishment for environmental violations came into effect, its enforcement leaves a lot to be desired. Garbage heaps mount along the wall, under the sign “No dumping trash here.” — VNA/VNS Photo Decree 155/2016/NĐ-CP was applicable from February 2017, which includes administrative fines at 10 times higher rates for “petty” ... Read More »

$158 mln energy efficiency project launched

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on March 5 launched a 158 million USD energy project to help key industries and enterprises with energy saving. The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on March 5 launched a 158 million USD energy project to help key industries and enterprises with energy saving (Illustrative image) The “Vietnam Energy Efficiency for Industrial ... Read More »

Quang Nam reviews tourism projects on Cham Island

The central province of Quang Nam is reviewing tourism projects on Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island), a tourism magnet in Tan Hiep commune of Hoi An township, following reports on the environmental impacts of some construction activities. A view of Cu Lao Cham Nguyen Hong Quang, chief of the office of the Quang Nam People’s Committee, said the committee recently ... Read More »