PSNews-The recently published report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) named “Strange species” announced 163 newly discovered species in the Greater Mekong region, including 87 found in Vietnam.
The World Bank will fund a project to develop an air-monitoring system worth US$500,000 in Hanoi, according to Madhu Raghunath, leader of the WB’s Program for Sustainable Development.
PSNews- Construction of upstream hydropower systems and unplanned exploitation of sand in the Vu Gia – Thu Bon river basin have led to adverse impacts, including erosion.
Director of the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Environment and Social Development Office Christopher Abrams has suggested Vietnam should pool domestic resources to develop renewable energy and import natural gases to increase their supply in the future.
PSNews - After three months of studying and developing plans, six teams in two categories were declared winners of the competition due to the practical and viable products and solutions that they produced to solve pollution problems.
The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has worked hard to improve its investment environment and competitiveness in a bid to attract more domestic and foreign investors.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.
PSNews - Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Son, Deputy Minister of Public Security on August 2 presided over a meeting with the General Department of Logistics and Techniques (G.D 4) on the management of science, technology and environment across the Public Security Forces.
A meeting was held in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on June 17 to respond to the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD).
PSNews – The 6th Global Environment Fund General Meeting (GEF6) and related events will place in Da Nang City, Vietnam from June 23 to 29, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
HCM City has set a target of treating 90 per cent discharged water into rivers and canals by 2020.
PSNews - Some 100 youths of the Quang Ninh Provincial Police Department in collaboration with the Management Board of Ha Long Bay organized an environmental program in celebration of the World Environment Day with various practical and meaningful activities to raise the public awareness and sense of responsibility in protecting the environment.
PSNews–The General Department of Police under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on May 30 organized a conference in Binh Duong on dissemination of laws on environment, natural resources and food safety.
Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics Tran Dinh Thien has called for taking new approach to energy strategy, with saving energy in production and consumption as compulsory.
Residents living along a river in Can Tho City in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta had to rush out of their houses on April 6 as erosion sank into the river bank, sweeping away the street at their front yards.
Vietnam saved 485,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to 834 million VND (36,612 USD), during the Earth Hour from 8:30pm-9:30pm of March 24, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre.
PSNews - Climate change and the development in the Mekong basin are posing great challenges. Upstream hydropower dams have badly affected the river ecosystem and livelihoods of tens of millions of people in Vietnam’s Mekong basin. In fact, lower reaches of the Mekong are facing unprecedented risks.
The heavy toll taken by coal-fired power plants has prompted many pro-environmental international organisations to oppose banks in several nations that plan to provide loans for these plants in Vietnam, which mandatorily still considers coal a big power generator for the energy-thirsty country.
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.
PSNews - Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has just signed a decision on the establishment of the Phia Oac-Phia Den National Park in the northern mountainous province of Cao Bang.