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Additional 20km of elephant protection fence in Dong Nai proposed

Residents in Vinh Cuu and Dinh Quan districts, the southern province of Dong Nai, have proposed local authority construct additional 20 kilometres of electric fence to prevent wild elephants from wandering into residential areas. A wild elephant seen in Dinh Quan district Earlier, a 50km-long and 2.2m-high fence was set up along Vinh Cuu district’s ... Read More »

Mekong Delta seeks to improve water retention through flood-based livelihoods

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature last week launched a pilot project for flood-based livelihoods that will enhance the water retention capacity of the Mekong Delta. An integrated lotus – eco-tourism model is one of the flood-based livelihood models adopted by farmers in Dong Thap Province. The project will train and assist farmers in the delta’s Dong Thap, ... Read More »

WTE plants springing up in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts believe that WTE, waste-to-energy technology, used in many developed countries, is also applicable to Vietnam.  WTE is applicable in Vietnam On January 10, the Binh Duong Water & Environment JSC organized an inauguration ceremony of the second phase of the Binh Duong Waste Treatment Complex project.  The second phase includes important component projects – an 820 ... Read More »

Vietnam has big potential for renewable energy development

VietNamNet Bridge – Dang Van Thanh, Chairman of the Management Board of the Thanh Thanh Cong Group, talks to the newspaper Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) about the country’s great potential to develop biomass energy. Dang Van Thanh. – Photo theleader What do you see as the country’s potential to develop biomass energy? I should say renewable energy is ... Read More »

Experts see solar power potential

VietNamNet Bridge – The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than the national solar target of 0.8GW by 2020, according to experts. The total economic potential of ground-mounted solar projects in Vietnam is at least seven gigawatts (GW) under present market conditions, much higher than ... Read More »

Ministry acts first on environment

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked agencies to comment on its special project to control companies thought to be likely of polluting the environment – even industries not yet in operation, such as power plants.  A worker at a steel smelting machine.— VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Nguyen Tran Hieu Nhue from the Viet Nam Association ... Read More »

Ly Son Island fights mass tourism development

VietNamNet Bridge – Rapid development of resorts, hotels and entertainment projects in the Ly Son Island off the central coastal province of Quang Ngai threaten to seriously damage the ancient geography of the area related to volcanic eruptions 25 to 30 million years ago. Thin edge: A sea port being built on Ly Son Islands. It is feared that the ... Read More »

Anciety Hue city to dredge river to curb flooding

The central Thua Thien – Hue Province has plans to dredge Huong River in an attempt to increase the draining capacity of the river. Severe flooding in Hue City is blamed on dunes deposited in the local Huong River.  According to the province People’s Committee, there have been many dune deposits on the bed of the river section running across ... Read More »

Agriculture ministry to set ‘green wall’ to prevent deforestation

VietNamNet Bridge – Only 22 percent of the climate-change adaptation plan on protecting forests in coastal areas in 2015-2020 has been implemented. Localities have to protect their coastal forests Under the PM’s decision, during the five-year period, localities have to protect their coastal forests, rehabilitate 9,602 hectares of forests, plant 46,058 hectares of new forests and grow 23.5 million trees ... Read More »

Slag dumps pose high risk of pollution

VietNamNet Bridge – Slag dumps of Vinh Tan 2 thermoelectric plant pose a high risk of causing environmental damage, local authorities said. Vinh Tan thermoelectric plants are posing a high risk of pollution. – Photo thanhnien.vn Pham Van Nam, deputy head of Binh Thuan Province People’s Committee, on Tuesday, had a meeting with contractors and relevant agencies at the Vinh ... Read More »