Environment

South Korea provides green urban planning support

South Korea provides green urban planning support

The Ministry of Construction (MoC) and the South Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) held a workshop in Hanoi on Thursday to review implementation of the Green City Planning Decision Support System (GDSS) in Vietnam.

Food security discussed at APEC meetings

Water governance in APEC economies, climate change, food security and best practices in agriculture are among the topics to be discussed at the first APEC Water Resources Authorities Meeting for Food Security that opens today in Cần Thơ.

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Rare primate handed over to Cúc Phương park

A red-shanked douc langur (pygathrix nemaeus) has just been handed over to the Cúc Phương national park in the northern province of Ninh Bình by forest rangers in Phú Lộc District in central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế.

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 Northern localities asked to brace for torrential rain, floods

Provinces and cities in northern Vietnam have been requested to prepare to deal with flood and landslides in the region.

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Two projects found discharging waste water into Đà Nẵng beaches

Two more construction projects in coastal Sơn Trà and Ngũ Hành Sơn districts of Đà Nẵng have been found discharging untreated waste water into the city’s household sewage system.

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Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages.

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 Over 2,600 heritage trees recognised since 2010

More than 2,600 trees of over 100 fauna species in 52 province and cities have been recognised as heritage trees of Vietnam since the title recognition was initiated in 2010.

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Joint efforts called for to protect last wild elephants in Vietnam

No single country or individual could put an end to illegal wildlife trade, but joint international efforts should be made to prevent wildlife crimes and protect the elephant species in the centuries ahead, US Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius,

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