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USAID helps improve judgment of wildlife-related cases in Vietnam

A training programme seeking to improve the capacity of judges and people’s court personnel for judging cases related to crimes against protected wildlife as stipulated in the 2015 Penal Code (amended in 2017) took place in the central city of Da Nang on July 11. An overview of the training programme seeking to improve the capacity of judges and people’s ... Read More »

Dirty water, garbage on Cat Ba Island disgusts tourists

VietNamNet Bridge – Lan Ha Bay of Cat Ba archipelago is at risk of pollution due to several reasons, including indiscriminate littering. The relocation plan is just on papers According to Nguyen Cong Hoa, director of the Management Board of Cat Ba archipelago’s Bays, 12 workers and 4 environmental sanitation vessels work at full capacity, including on Sunday, collecting garbage ... Read More »

$37.7m in economic damages from natural disasters in first half of 2018

VietNamNet Bridge – Due to natural disasters in the first six months of 2018, seventy-five people have been killed or remain unaccounted for, while 48 others suffered injuries. Police search for missing persons during the heavy downpour and subsequent landslides and floods in the northern province of Lai Chau last month. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Quy Trung Total economic damages ... Read More »

Hanoi air quality sees positive signs in July

The first week of July witnessed an improvement in Hanoi’s air quality, according to the city’s Environment Protection Authority under the Department of Natural Resources and Environment. Heavy traffic is among factors impacting the city’s air quality. The air quality measured at monitoring stations around the city reached levels of ‘good’ and ‘average’. Significantly, the number of days with ‘good’ ... Read More »

Kon Tum uses tech to fight fires

VietNamNet Bridge – The Chu Mom Ray National Park’s use of advanced technology for management has reduced the number of illegal logging cases and forest fires. Covering an area of 56,000ha, Chư Mom Ray National Park in Kon Tum Province has the highest bio-diversity level among national parks in the country. — VNA/VNS Photo Hong Diep Covering an area of ... Read More »

Nearly 57,000ha of alternative forests planted across Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 57,000 hectares of alternative forests were planted across Vietnam as of June 30, equal to 84 percent of the total area needed to be grown after forest land had been shifted to other purposes. Nearly 57,000 hectares of alternative forests have been planted in Vietnam (Source: VNA) Specifically, for 324 projects using forest land to build ... Read More »