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Dong Thap works to preserve Vietnamese bamboo species

More than 60 Vietnamese bamboo varieties have been planted in the Gao Giong eco-tourism site in Cao Lanh district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, as part of the site’s bamboo conservation project.  More than 60 Vietnamese bamboo varieties have been planted in the Gao Giong eco-tourism site in Cao Lanh district, the Mekong ... Read More »

Hoi An beach continues to face erosion

Many sections of the dyke along Hoi An Town’s Cua Dai Beach have been seriously damaged.     Damaged dyke section in Hoi An Two dyke sections between Fusion Alya and Sunrise resorts that are 10 metres long have been destroyed and swept away to the sea while the rest of the dyke is being attacked by waves and deteriorating ... Read More »

Coal-fired plants use advanced absorption technology to cut emissions

VietNamNet Bridge – Several coal-fired thermal power plants in Vietnam have begun applying a high-tech method to reduce emissions.  Coal-fired thermopower plants use absorption technology to cut emissions In order to thoroughly treat gases and waste generated during the burning of coal, an absorption method using seawater is being used in new thermal power plants. The modern SO2 removal technology ... Read More »

Illegal logging uncovered in Quang Nam Province

VietNamNet Bridge – An illegal logging site has been found in an area of forest near the Song Thanh Nature Reserve, in what was the third recorded case of logging violations in March in Quang Nam Province. A chopped down tree in Quang Nam Province. Illegal logging was discovered in the special-use forest of Song Thanh in late March. — ... Read More »

Lee&Man relapses into environmental violations for the third time

Residents living near the Lee&Man paper manufacturing factory continue to complain about the pollution and noise caused by the factory, while the investor—Hong Kong-based Lee&Man Paper Group—insists that its factory meets environmental criteria. Recently, residents claimed that they smell the stink of the wastewater discharge area of the factory, affecting the water sources of households as well as suffer from ... Read More »

The ‘bone lane’ in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge – Next to the Bac Thang Long Bridge area in Hanoi, a ‘bovine bone’ lane full of big piles of animal bones and viscera is located. The bone lane in Hanoi In the last few years, Co Dien Hamlet (in Hai Boi Commune of Dong Anh District) slaughterhouses near the area have been providing cattle meat to wholesale ... Read More »

Can Tho prepares to host ASEM conference in June

The hosting of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) conference on climate change response toward sustainable development next June is a highlight of Can Tho’s people-to-people diplomacy this year, stated a municipal leader. Scene at the event Authorities of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has directed relevant agencies and sectors to prepare needed conditions for the event in terms of ... Read More »

Asian openbill storks flock to Gao Giong cajuput forest in Dong Thap

More than 100,000 Asian openbill storks have nested in Gao Giong cajuput forest, Cao Lanh district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap so far this year.  Storks in Gao Giong cajuput forest. Huynh Thanh Hien, head of the managing board of Gao Giong cajuput forest, said Asian openbill storks, scientifically known as Anastomus Oscitans, has been listed in Vietnam’s ... Read More »

Hatchery project to save sea turtles in Cu Lao Cham

A marine project is underway in the central province of Quang Nam to save sea turtles as part of a local effort to protect the biodiversity in Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island) Marine Protected Area (MPA). A sea turtle hatched in Cu Lao Cham is released to the sea. (Photo: quangnam.gov.vn) Following the success of the project to restore coral ... Read More »

Uncontrolled development spoils environment at tourist attractions

VietNamNet Bridge – The dark sides of massive tourism development include damage to natural landscapes and local culture.  Tourists in Sa Pa Sa Pa in Lao Cai province, Dong Van Plateau in Ha Giang province and Tam Dao Mountain in Vinh Phuc province are all famous tourism sites thanks to the wonderful natural landscapes and indigenous local culture. A group ... Read More »