natural resources
Erosion takes heavy toll on Cua Dai public beach

10:24 10/10/2014

Big waves have washed away about 8ha of public beach in Cua Dai, 5km east of the ancient town of Hoi An, in recent weeks.

Workshop seeks to promote environment industry

15:21 08/10/2014

Experts have underlined the need to develop the environment industry in order to better control pollution and environmental degradation in the country at a recent workshop-and-fair on environmental industrial products in Hanoi.

Hanoi hosts Global Environment Facility dialogue

11:59 08/10/2014

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) held a national dialogue in Hanoi on October 7 bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders from Government ministries and agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic and research...

Roosevelt's Muntjac rediscovered in Vietnam's nature reserve

09:20 07/10/2014

Scientists counted a population of almost 30 Roosevelt's Muntjacs, a species believed to have become extinct 84 years ago, in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve in Thanh Hoa province.

Workshop tackles illegal trade in chemicals, waste

21:22 06/10/2014

The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme jointly held a national capacity building workshop on controlling the illegal...

Ministry to allow imports of used ships for scrap steel

10:01 06/10/2014

Starting next year, enterprises and individuals can import used ships for dismantlement for scrap steel if they meet environment requirements set by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, according to a draft decree...

GM crops targeted to make up 30-50% of cultivation

07:45 06/10/2014

The Government wants to start cultivating new strains of genetically-modified (GM) crops next year with a target to expand the area under cultivation of GM crops to between 30% and 50% of the total farmland by 2020, said an...

Minister says corruption still exists in land certificate issuance

09:46 04/10/2014

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang, speaking at a question-and-answer session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee in Hanoi on Monday, admitted corruption is still prevalent in the process...

Land department not to name names of offenders

08:46 04/10/2014

The General Department of Land Administration has refused to name land registration offices in Ha Noi and HCM City accused of making it difficult for residents to apply for land-use right books, also called red books.

Da Nang on track for dioxin clean-up by 2016

09:47 03/10/2014

Da Nang International Airport's efforts to clean up 80,000m3 of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediments by 2016, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), are running according to schedule.


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