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Lack of care leads to elephant rampages

VietNamNet Bridge – For centuries, residents in Phuc Son Commune, central province of Nghe An have lived comfortably with wild elephants, but as bamboo forests – the main diet of many elephants – are replaced with industrial trees, things are changing. Many elephant herds are now finding it difficult to find enough food to survive.  ... Read More »

Clean-up success at lead recycling village

VietNamNet Bridge – After a hard day’s work, labourers in the lead recycling industrial area of Chi Dao Commune in northern Hung Yen Province are required to leave their contaminated clothes at work, bathe and then change into clean clothes in a changing room before going home. The hygiene helps eliminate lead contamination that may affect other people. Paving stones ... Read More »

Con Dao national park’s old trees seek national heritage recognition

The management board of the Con Dao National Park in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has sent a dossier to the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE), asking for the recognition of its three ancient trees as Vietnam heritage trees.  “Coc do” (Lumnitzra littorea) tree. (Photo: vncreatures.net) The trees include two “Nhoi” (Bischofia javanica) trees ... Read More »

Dak Lak province moves to conserve elephants

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has taken a number of measures to manage, monitor and care for elephants so as to help conserve and develop the animals, said Director of the province’s centre for elephant conservation Huynh Trung Luan. Dak Lak province has taken a number of measures to conserve elephants He said relevant agencies have guided elephant ... Read More »

Hanoi to restrict motorbikes in 2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi will strictly control motorbikes in 2018 and prohibit them in inner city areas by 2030. Hanoi will strictly control motorbikes in 2018 Hanoi is still struggling to curb the development of cars and motorcycles, which is believed to be the major reason behind serious air pollution in the city.  The air quality index recorded at the ... Read More »

HCM City strives to reduce automotive exhaust’s emission

The amount of CO2 in HCM City was estimated at 38.5 million tons, making up about 16 percent of the country. Of the amount, automotive exhausts’ carbon emissions account for 45 percent. HCMC strives to reduce automotive exhaust’s emission On the other side, the average amount of CO2 per capita in HCMC is 4.2 tons, highest amongst the big capital ... Read More »

VND10 trillion flood control project near completion

A flood control project capitalized at VND10 trillion in HCMC is now 65% complete after one year and a half of construction and is expected to be finished in April. File photo of a salvage truck moving on a heavily flooded street in HCMC. A flood control project capitalized at VND10 trillion in HCMC is expected to be finished in ... Read More »

Rural VN thirsty for clean water

VietNamNet Bridge – The ineffectiveness of public water supply facilities, climate change, damage from typhoons and floods, and the lack of professionalism of local authorities have all caused shortages of clean water. Rural areas are thirsty for clean water According to MARD (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development), about 84.5 percent of rural people can use hygienic water for daily ... Read More »

Smoke from factory affects locals’ health

VietNamNet Bridge – Local authorities from Hong Bang District, Hai Phong City will temporarily cut the electric supply to Viet Nam-Japan Steel Corporation if the company does not deal with the environmental incident that occurred on Saturday, affecting the health of teachers and students in a nearby secondary school. Two teachers and 18 students of Quan Toan secondary school were ... Read More »