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Thanh Hoa coastal forest swamped by rubbish

Da Loc Commune protective coastal forest in Thanh Hoa Province has become a huge dumping site as large amounts of rubbish are being washed up on the beach.  According to the local people, Da Loc Commune has about 400 hectares of protective forest along over five kilometres of the beach. Throwing rubbish into the rivers ... Read More »

Phu Quoc's major river polluted severely

VietNamNet Bridge – Duong Dong, the largest river that supplies water for Phu Quoc Island in southern Kien Giang Province, is polluted with garbage and waste water. Workers from Phu Quoc Island’s Public Work Management Board collect garbage from the surface of Duong Dong River. — Photo thanhnien.com.vn The river water has turned black because of the oil scum being ... Read More »

Government draws up resilience plans for rainy season

VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MoARD) recently asked concerned agencies and localities to tighten the management of dyke maintenance and flood prevention for the coming rainy season. Hai Duong Province authorities inspect a local dyke system. – VNA/VNS Photo Hien Anh The minister asked provincial People’s Committees to repair and maintain dyke systems and other ... Read More »

Species of newfound turtle yet to be confirmed

VietNamNet Bridge – A new turtle with an appearance similar to that of the turtle that lived in Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi have been found. But according to an expert, it is yet to be confirmed if they are of the same species. A turtle believed to be of the same species as the one that lived in Hoan ... Read More »

Ca Mau: Cajeput forest faces high risk of fires

Prolonged heat in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has exposed 43,000 hectares of cajeput forest in U Minh Ha National Park to high risk of forest fires, according to the local forest protection sub-department. Prolonged heat in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has exposed 43,000 hectares of cajeput forest in U Minh Ha National Park. Of the total ... Read More »

Illegal sand exploitation rampant in Nghe An

Of Nghe An’s 124 sand exploitation locations, 101 are unlicensed. Illegal sand exploitation in Nghe An 88 of the unlicensed sand exploitation locations are on Lam River, from Vinh City to Hung Nguyen, Nam Dan, Thanh Chuong and Do Luong districts. The police and local authorities have tried to close these locations but they are reopened after a while. Illegal ... Read More »

Phu Quoc suffers from rubbish crisis

A rubbish dump in Phu Quoc Island’s An Thoi Town is severely over capacity and polluting the surrounding neighbourhood. The overloaded dumping site on Phu Quoc Island The dumping site in An Thoi covers five hectares and is located 100 metres away from the residential area and the roads. Waste has not been treated for 20 years. As nothing has ... Read More »

Hanoi river faces years of serious pollution

People in Hanoi’s Bac Tu Liem and Tay Ho districts have been living with a seriously-polluted river for many years, but the local authorities have seemed to ignore the problem. Cau Da River originates from West Lake, runs through the wards of Xuan La in Tay Ho District and Xuan Dinh and Co Nhue wards in Bac Tu Liem District ... Read More »

When will peace return to Nha Trang Bay?

VietNamNet Bridge – Recognized as a national landscape and controlled strictly under the Heritage Law, Nha Trang Bay in Khanh Hoa province, a famous tourism area, has been compromised by unsound proposals. Nha Trang Bay is a famous tourism area Nguyen Van Chi, former chair of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee, said: “The idea of encroaching on Nha Trang ... Read More »

Son Tra voices are being heard

Huynh Tan Vinh, head of Da Nang City Tourism Association, speaks to Lao dong Cuoi tuan (Labour Weekend) newspaper about the recent governmental inspection of construction projects on Son Tra Peninsula. Huynh Tan Vinh. – Photo laodong.vn What do you expect from the inspection results, which will be published in the near future? As the Da Nang City Tourism Association ... Read More »