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Funds allocated to preserve Ly Son Marine Protected Area

The central province of Quang Ngai has allocated funds of 42 billion VND (1.83 million USD) to support ecosystem recovery and biodiversity supervision as well as strengthening the protection of the Ly Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) for the 2018-22 period. An aquatic farm is built in the sea off Ly Son Island. The central ... Read More »

Weather becoming more extreme, unpredictable: expert

VietNamNet Bridge – Just days after a deadly torrential rain, a terrible spell of hot weather appeared in many localities with the temperature exceeding 40oC. Mr Le Thanh Hai Le Thanh Hai, deputy general director of the General Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, said the spells of hot weather were caused by hot low pressure zones in the western part ... Read More »

Ministry says no to proposed BOT thermal power project

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have applauded the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s (MPI) decision on not licensing the Vung Ang II BOT (build, operation, transfer) coal-fired thermal power project, saying that this is a ‘necessary caution’. Pham Pho, former rector of the Sai Gon Economics & Technology College, said there are many reasons for Vietnam to refuse coal-fired power projects. ... Read More »

Online wildlife trade needs to be better monitored

Vietnam’s illegal online trade of wildlife is occurring on websites that end with “.vn” and “.com” domain names, including social media websites, according to a study released recently by TRAFFIC. Illegal online trade of wildlife is occurring on websites that end with “.vn” and “.com” domain names, including social media websites. The study “Vietnam Online: A Rapid Assessment of E-commerce ... Read More »

HCM City to extend environmental sanitation project by 2030

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City’s People’s Committee has asked the Prime Minister and relevant agencies to approve an extension of the second phase of its environmental sanitation project (Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Basin) to 2030 as a foreign contractor has yet to be selected. Dredging the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal. HCM City wants to extend the environmental sanitation project (Nhieu Loc-Thi ... Read More »

Gov’t plan to reduce number of polluting enterprises

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a VNĐ535 billion (US$23 million) programme to wipe out utility enterprises seriously polluting the environment by 2020. Local residents work at a garbage dump.  The goal of the programme, which will be run by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, is to eliminate environment pollution at 30 garbage dumps and unhygienic ... Read More »

Two publications launched to protect bears in Vietnam

Two publications giving instructions on caring for rescued moon and sun bears, as well as guidance to plant herbal alternatives to bear bile were launched at a ceremony held in the Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Vinh Phuc province on July 10. Two publications launched to protect bears in Vietnam The launch of the books, which were compiled ... Read More »

Bac Ninh now wealthier, but environment worse

VietNamNet Bridge – The craft villages in Bac Ninh province have become well off in the last 20 years. However, they have paid a heavy price for the wealth: the environment is seriously polluted. Bac Ninh is wealthier, but environment is worse Dang Van Giang, head of Quan Do hamlet of Yen Phong district, recently received a call from a ... Read More »