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Vietnam to build vessels for research on marine environment

09:30 | 05/30/2015

The Prime Minister has approved a proposal on holding a limited tender to choose a factory to build research ships to explore the marine environment and its resources.

PM demands end to national environment red tape

08:57 | 05/27/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called for the simplification of administrative procedures in the field of natural resources and environment, especially relating to land, to make them more convenient for both people and management agencies.

Vietnam responds to World Oceans Day

12:22 | 05/21/2015

Vietnam’s Sea and Island Week 2015 will take place from June 1-8 in response to the United Nations World Oceans Day (June 8), according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

Experts encourage Vietnam to recycle, reuse waste

09:12 | 04/06/2015

Several foreign countries recycle and reuse waste to protect the environment and save natural resources, but this has not received the attention it merits in Vietnam, environmental experts said.

World Meteorological Day marked in Vietnam

09:16 | 03/24/2015

A meeting was held in Vinh city in the central province of Nghe An on March 23 to mark the World Meteorological Day (March 23, 1950) by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and city authorities.

Mining rights to go up for auction

19:38 | 03/15/2015

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved a plan to auction mineral mining rights in 2015, reported the Vietnam Investment Review (VIR).

Vietnam strives to reduce CO2

12:38 | 02/03/2015

From improving institutions to devising detailed plans for each sector, Vietnam is making every effort in order to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions by 2030.

Climate change committee sets up advisory council

11:41 | 01/23/2015

(VOV) -On January 22, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) launched an Advisory Council for the National Committee on Climate Change, attracting leading Vietnamese scientists in areas pertaining to climate change assessment and relief and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.

Vietnam leads the way on climate change

17:11 | 01/03/2015

(VOV) - Vietnam has been applauded by the international community for the timely submission of its biennial update report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Japan to help Vietnam reduce hotel carbon emissions

18:16 | 11/13/2014

(VOV) -The Japanese government has agreed to provide US$2.8 million in non-refundable aid to fund an innovative project aimed at reducing carbon emissions of large hotels in Vietnam.

Workshop highlights dioxin contamination

09:14 | 10/22/2014

Around 250,000 cu.m of soil in Bien Hoa City, the southern province of Dong Nai, are contaminated with dioxin at levels ranging from 1,000 ppt to as high as more than 1 million ppt, it was reported at a workshop in Dong Nai on October 31.

Deputy PM urges building of plans for super storms

08:46 | 10/08/2014

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged all ministries, sectors and localities to draft their own response plans for strong and super strong storms by June next year at the latest.

Solidifying int’l cooperation in natural resources, environment

16:56 | 07/23/2014

(VOV) - Fortifying international cooperation for sustainable management of natural resources and the environment is a key task for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) in the second half of the year.

Germany supports climate change initiative in Vietnam

16:30 | 06/10/2014

(VOV) - On June 10, Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Germany Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), officially launched a project supporting the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in Vietnam.

Meeting marks International Day for Biodiversity

17:09 | 05/22/2014

(VOV) -A meeting was held in Hanoi on May 22 to raise public awareness of the need to protect biodiversity and water and prevent the illegal hunting and trafficking of exotic animals.