Coal power pollution could increase CO2 emissions in Vietnam by 20 times and doom global efforts to curb warming.
Hanoi plans to stop the use of beehive-shaped coal bricks by 2020 as part of measures to improve air quality and living conditions, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
The Vietnamese Ministry of Transport and the Australian Government on February 9th signed an agreement to launch Aus4Transport, a new US$24 million program to support the development of transport projects in Vietnam.
Many local people in Hanoi visited the lakes and rivers of the capital city on February 7 to release carp as a celebration of the Kitchen Gods Day (23rd Lunar December).
A £6 million project to provide Vietnam with a tool to enable advance warning of likely dengue outbreaks is one of 10 successful projects which UK Science Minister Sam Gyimah announced today for support under the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme.
PSNews – Needy people in Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An, Quang Nam will probably have a a happier traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) as they have received meaningful gifts and care from a charitable mission of the Public Security (CAND) Newspaper.
PSNews – Kien Giang province launched the world’s longest sea cable car route in Phu Quoc island on February 4, with the aim of serving tourists on the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.
Vietnam’s population is estimated to reach 94.7 million at the end of 2018, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) under the Health Ministry.
The prices of all petrol and oil will be kept unchanged in the latest regular adjustment of petrol and oil prices on February 3.
Five Vietnamese think tanks have been ranked in the top 100 think tanks in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.
About 4% of Vietnam’s population get infected with hepatitis C but they are not aware of the infection, thus increasing the risk of the virus spread among the community, heard a workshop in Ho Chi Minh City on February 1.
The Ministry of Health has synchronously implemented measures to ease patient overload in hospitals over the past five years, contributing to improving the quality of health check-ups and treatment, said Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien.
PSNews - ActionAid Vietnam reported that in 2016, 63.4% women and girls feel anxious about the risks of danger in public places. Furthermore, women and girls normally keep silent when they are abused and harassed; meanwhile almost all men and witnesses take no action when observing it.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on February 2 signed a $100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in primary and secondary cities in the Mekong Delta.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 1 handed over a ball and football shirt with signatures of the all U23 footballers to the Ministries of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and Information and Communications for an auction to raise funds for the poor.
Environment ministers from the six countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) endorsed a 5-year environment agenda that includes more than $540 million worth of priority projects to spur green investments and increase environmental cooperation to help the subregion achieve sustainable growth.
Vietnam expects to have a sex rate at birth of 112.8 boys per 100 girls and an average population of 94.7 million in 2018, heard a conference held by the General Office for Population - Family Planning in Hanoi on January 30.
The number of passengers arriving at Phu Quoc International Airport in the past year has passed the three million mark, exceeding design capacity by 400,000.
PSNews - Ice and snow covered Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son early this morning (January 31) as the outdoor temperature plunged to 0 degrees Celsius.
PSNews – As a new wave of cold started to affect various northern provinces, ice has covered mountain tops.