Heat wave sends temperature soaring in northern, central regions

Harsh sun on Monday morning in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt HÀ NỘI — A new heat wave is forecast to hit the northern and central regions from June 22-24 and could push the temperature up to 42 degrees Celsius in some areas. The National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said that due to […] Read more »

Tracing waste a new approach for communities

Đinh Thị Luyến shows other farmers compost she makes from leftover food and probiotics. — VNS Photo Khoa Thư Khoa Thư QUẢNG NINH — Once a bag of garbage is thrown away, what actually happens to it is a mystery to many. Whether it ends up in a landfill or drifts out to sea, to […] Read more »

HCM City targets 1,000 MWp of rooftop solar power at industrial zones by 2024

HCM City seeks to instal rooftop solar in industrial parks. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — HCM City aims to have 1,000 MWp of rooftop solar power capacity installed by 2024 in its industrial parks, export processing zones and high-tech parks, up from 700MWp now. To meet the goal, the HCM City Export Processing Zones […] Read more »

Heat wave sends temperature up to 42 degrees C in northern, central regions

A new heat wave is forecast to hit the northern and central regions from June 22 – 24 and could push the temperature up to 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit) in some areas. Read more »

Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

Tanks of water from Sài Gòn Water Supply Company were carried to the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre to supply people who face water shortages due to drought and saline intrusion. — VNA/VNS Photo LONG AN — Mekong Delta provinces have experienced the most severe drought and saline intrusion ever in the dry season […] Read more »

Mekong Delta adapts to saline intrusion

A farmer in Tân Phú Commune, Châu Thành District in the Mekong Delta Province of Bến Tre views his durian garden, which is dying of saline intrusion. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Thị Thu Hiền Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, talks to the Government’s website chinhphu.vn on the need to develop […] Read more »

Landslides threaten hundreds of households in Lai Chau

Hundreds of households in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau are facing the high risk of being hit by landslides in the rainy season. According to Muong Te district authorities, more than 1,000 local households with a total 5,000 people are living in the vulnerable areas. However, the district has only approved resettlement areas […] Read more »

Zero-waste communities start to emerge in Hoi An

Reserving a 2,600sq.m garden in Dong Na village in Cam Ha commune – a farming intensive suburban area of Hoi An – local farmers and businesses have joined hands to debut the first zero-waste agriculture and tourism zone in promoting ‘green’ tourism product in the tourism hub. Read more »

Việt Nam alliance of business for environment launched

Three representatives of partners in the VB4E alliance (from left TH Group, IUCN and the ISPONRE). — Photo courtesy of the IUCN HÀ NỘI — For the first time in Việt Nam, an alliance of business enterprises for environmental protection has been launched to tackle environmental issues in Việt Nam. The Việt Nam Business for […] Read more »

Zero-waste communities emerge in Hội An

By Công Thành A corner of the KyBiMo zero-waste garden in Đồng Nà village in Cẩm Hà commune of Hội An city. The model is the first sample of agri-tourism project in promoting ‘green’ tourism industry in Hội An. — Photo courtesy Rose Travel HỘI AN — Reserving a 2,600sq.m garden in Đồng Nà village […] Read more »

Phu Yen strengthens solid, plastic waste management

The People’s Committee of central Phu Yen province and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam held a conference on June 18 to discuss strengthening the management of domestic solid and plastic wastes in the locality. Read more »

PM asks for support for residents affected by earthquakes in Lai Châu

A kindergarten in Mường Tè Commune in Lai Châu Province’s Mường Tè District where several schoolchildren were injured in the aftermath of the earthquakes in the past three days. Photo vov.vn HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has asked concerned authorities to support people suffering consequences of recent earthquakes in the northern province […] Read more »