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’Green’ products popular in VN

 Trần Minh Tiến, owner of a shop in Long An Province, said he sells some 10 kinds of goods made from natural and environment-friendly materials such as grasses, bamboo and coconut fibre, replacing products made from plastic. Source link Read More »

Endangered pangolins released into nature

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), in cooperation with Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern province of Ninh Binh, has successfully released 25 Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) into a safe habitat for the species. A pangolin is released in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of Save Vietnam’s Wildlife) SVW said in a statement that these pangolins were rescued and taken care of by ... Read More »

HCM City to reduce waste burial

HCMC will reduce waste burial to below 50% by 2020 by switching to new waste treatment technologies, according to the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment. A view of Da Phuoc solid waste treatment complex. HCMC will reduce waste burial to below 50% by 2020 by switching to new waste treatment technologies Residents in the southern part of the ... Read More »

HCM City residents complain about stink from waste treatment complex

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents in HCM City’s District 7 have demanded that authorities should resolve the environmental problems caused by the Da Phuoc solid waste treatment complex and the bad odour from its landfill. A dumping site at the Da Phuoc Solid Waste Treatment Complex in HCM City’s Binh Chanh District. VNS File Photo On Monday the city Department of ... Read More »

Endangered pangolins returned to the wild

Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), in co-operation with Cuc Phuong National Park has successfully released 25 Sunda pangolins (Manis javanica) into a safe habitat for the species. A pangolin is released in Việt Nam. Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), in co-operation with Cúc Phương National Park returned 25 Sunda pangolin (Manis javanica) to a safe habitat for the species. — Photo courtesy ... Read More »

Vietnam wants more ecological IZs

VietNamNet Bridge – After three years of implementing the ecological industrial zone (IZ) model, 72 businesses in Vietnam have saved VND70 billion by reducing the amount of waste discharged into the environment. Vietnam wants more ecological IZs By December 2017, Vietnam had 326 IZs and export processing zones (EPZs). Industrial production activities caused challenges to the environment and human health.  ... Read More »

Enterprises find it difficult to observe laws on environmental protection

VietNamNet Bridge – Enterprises understand that fulfilling environmental protection tasks will improve competitiveness, enter international markets and ensure sustainable development. However, there are many obstacles. Enterprises find it difficult to observe laws More legal documents on environmental protection have been issued which have strict regulations. However, as agencies regularly change the requirements and standards on environmental quality, enterprises find it ... Read More »

Coal-fired thermal power plants threaten Mekong Delta environment

VietNamNet Bridge – Under the national power development plan in 2011-2020 (seventh plan) approved by the Prime Minister in 2016, a series of coal-fired power plants will be built in the Mekong Delta. Along the Hau River, in the area from Can Tho City to Hau Giang and the seaport between Soc Trang and Tra Vinh provinces alone, 15 thermal ... Read More »

Hanoi Forum on climate change to be held in November

Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) and the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) will co-host the Hanoi Forum 2018, an international academic conference on climate change response and sustainable development, scheduled for November 8-10, 2018 in the Vietnamese capital. At the signing ceremony The two sides inked a cooperation agreement on the organisation of the event in Hanoi on July ... Read More »