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Efforts needed to preserve wetlands

VietNamNet Bridge – Wetlands play a major role in preserving biodiversity and fighting climate change in Vietnam, but the country is yet to establish firm strategies on how to preserve them.  An area of mangroves on the Van Uc River in the port city of Hai Phong. Mangroves are classified as coastal wetlands in Vietnam. ... Read More »

Unlicensed hydropower projects damaging environment in Sa Pa

VietNamNet Bridge – Sa Pa in northwestern Vietnam has carried out dozens of hydropower projects which are now seriously devastating the environment. Sa Pa is a favorite destination point for travelers In 2000, Ban Ho, with its scenery and culture of ethnic minorities, was the ideal destination for travelers who came to Sa Pa. There were nearly 30 homestays in ... Read More »

Northwest highlands battles flash floods, landslides

VietNamNet Bridge – Every year natural calamities cause serious damage to northern mountainous provinces, including Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Dien Bien and Lao Cai.  Northern provinces see heavy rains, debris and landslides regularly The special topography in the localities, with high mountains and sloping land areas, sees heavy rains, debris and landslides regularly.  However, scientists point out that ... Read More »

Fewer sea turtles coming inland to lay eggs

The number of sea turtles coming to inland areas in Nui Chua National Park in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan has decreased, according to the national park management board. Sea turtles return to the sea in Núi Chúa National Park. The national park is home to Thịt, Hõm and Ngang beaches, where sea turtles regularly lay eggs. Apart from ... Read More »

HCMC still seeking private investors for waste water treatment projects

VietNamNet Bridge – HCMC needs at least 12 waste water treatment plants to deal with the large volume of domestic waste water daily. However, it is difficult to call for private investments in the sector. HCMC needs at least 12 waste water treatment plants Under the plan approved by the PM in 2010, HCMC needs waste water treatment plants for ... Read More »

Kien Giang faces serious riverbank, coastal erosion

The southern province of Kien Giang has seen complicated developments of riverbank and coastal erosion which is affecting local infrastructure and people’s daily lives, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The southern province of Kien Giang has seen complicated developments of riverbank and coastal erosion. Erosion has hit more than 195km of river banks in An ... Read More »

Scientist warns of safety risks at reservoirs and dams in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Two hydropower dam collapse accidents occurred in Laos with the last two years.  Scientists have warned of risks at reservoirs and dams Since 2010, several incidents in dam execution and operation have occurred in Vietnam.  Vietnam has many rivers and streams stretching from the northern hills and mountains, along the Truong Son Mountains to the central highlands ... Read More »

Hanoi strives to revive rivers and lakes

Along with the expansion of administrative boundaries, the fast speed of urbanization has put pressure on the river and lake systems in Hanoi, prompting the city’s authorities to revive its rivers and lakes to ensure environmental harmony. A corner of West Lake and Truc Bach Lake.  According to statistics, Hanoi leads the country in the number of rivers and lakes, ... Read More »

Mekong Delta province works to prevent coastal erosion

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang is devising measures to prevent coastal erosion, which has become more serious due to climate change and socio-economic activities. Director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Dang Duc said 36 coastal erosion have occurred in the locality since the beginning of this year, causing the loss of 4,414 square ... Read More »

Tracking langurs in Son Tra Nature Reserve

VietNamNet Bridge – Having graduated with a degree in biology and environmental studies from the Da Nang Teachers’ Training College, Bui Van Tuan has explored remote forests across central Vietnam to conduct his scientific research on primate species and their diets, as well as the rich forest biodiversity of the region. Tent time: Bui Van Tuan prepares accommodations on a ... Read More »