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VND74 billion for protecting wild elephants in Dong Nai

17:36 | 11/27/2014

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has approved a VND74 billion (US$3.44 million) budget for a project on urgent protection of wild elephants in the southern province of Dong Nai, according to the provincial Forest Protection Department.

Brazilian parliamentarians support AO victims

09:09 | 11/26/2014

A visiting delegation from the Brazil-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group visited the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) on November 25 during which they expressed their sympathy and support for Vietnamese AO victims.

Vietnam leads way in forest protection

15:48 | 11/25/2014

Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Vietnam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy.

Biodiversity conservation comes under spotlight

15:26 | 11/25/2014

Problems in conserving biodiversity in Vietnam and measures to tackle them were discussed at a workshop in Hanoi on November 24.

Perspectives on enhancing sustainable agriculture

13:13 | 11/25/2014

(VOV) - Over the past 30 years of the renewal process, Vietnam’s agriculture has maintained an average annual growth rate of 3.5% – the highest level in Asia, most notably in Southeast Asia.

Germany provides non-refundable aid for Vietnam

18:24 | 11/18/2014

The German Government will provide non-refundable aid worth EUR8 million for a project on forest ecosystem protection and management in Vietnam.

Conservation challenges from development projects

08:35 | 11/15/2014

Minimising the adverse impacts of development projects on the environment and natural resources is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed urgently, experts said at a workshop in Hanoi on November 14.

Rescue centre saving bears from bile industry expands

09:42 | 11/10/2014

Concerned agencies and non-government organisations in Vietnam are working hard to save wild bears from extinction and from being used in the production of bile.

PM approves forest expansion plan

08:54 | 11/04/2014

The Prime Minister has approved a master plan to develop the national special-use forest system through 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Vietnam seeks to enhance Geographic Information Systems

08:49 | 11/04/2014

An international symposium on geographic information systems (GIS), which are advanced forms of technological software used to analyse and present geographical data, took place in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on November 3-4.

Thua Thien-Hue adopts US$1.3 billion plan on industry development

14:50 | 11/03/2014

The central province of Thua Thien Hue has adopted a revised industrial development plan to 2020 with a total investment of almost VND28 trillion (approximately US$1.3 billion), focusing on sectors with competitive edges such as food processing, textile and paper making.

NA deputies discuss socio-economic situation

11:04 | 10/31/2014

National Assembly (NA) deputies discussed the country’s socio-economic situation in 2014 and major tasks for 2015 during the October 30 sitting of the 13th NA’s ongoing eighth session.

PM calls for sustained efforts to deal with public debt

16:36 | 10/29/2014

(VOV) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked cabinet members to clarify issues related to public and bad debts, the structure of budget revenue and spending and control measures to reduce non-performing loans to only 3%.

Natural beauty of Can Gio primeval mangrove forest

12:05 | 10/23/2014

(VOV) - Thanks to its bio-diversity and environmental value – the Can Gio Mangrove Forest – was recognised by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in Vietnam in 2000.

Experts unearth Champa artifacts

09:19 | 10/20/2014

Numerous rare Champa artifacts have been found at the excavation site of Champa tower relics in the Rung Cam forest of this central province.