(VOV) - Efforts are needed to protect and use water resources sustainably or the world will run short of water for use, delegates warned at an international workshop in Hanoi on February 26.
A section on the extended Le Van Luong road cracked and crumbled on the morning of August 19, creating a big hole of nearly 10m long and 5m wide.
Three miners died when underground water suddenly filled a coal mine at the Uong Bi Coal Factory in the northern province Quang Ninh on July 24.
A water-supply system expected to provide safe water for all residents of HCM City by 2025 has been approved by the Prime Minister.
Vietnam’s environmental protection strategy aims to promote international cooperation to complete the legal system, improve environmental management skills, apply technology and create financial resources for environmental protection.
Finland’s Foreign Ministry has funded a 500,000 EURO project to help Vietnam’s coastal localities adapt to climate change.
A delegation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) led by its Minister Nguyen Minh Quang is attending the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France, from March 12-16.
The Belgian government is helping Vietnam’s seven provinces implement the project “Capacity Building in Assessing and Managing Water Resources in Vietnam” (CAPAS).
Climate change is a matter of concern not only to the media but also to all ministries, governmental and non-governmental organizations, businesses and individuals.
Asian-Pacific experts have warned of greater challenges and a rapid reduction in the quality of water resources, along with changes in the currents of the Mekong river when water shortages become severe.
Three weeks of flooding has caused huge economic losses and chaos in coastal villages in the south central province of Phu Yen.
As the prolonged dry season begins to turn into a drought, many residents in Ba Vi District on the outskirts of Hanoi are suffering from water shortages.
Vietnam has set a target of supplying clean water to all urban areas across the country by 2025, providing an average volume of 120 litres of clean water/person/day.
Vietnam is likely to face a serious shortage of water in the near future, according to a national project to assess the water supply industry in the country.
Vietnam is calling for stronger assistance from inside and outside the country to the national programme on environment for the community’s health, scheduled to last until 2015.