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FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam

18:52 | 08/22/2014

(VOV) - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has agreed to provide funding of US$500,000 to the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) for the 2014-2017 period.

EU-funded project helps boost timber production

19:50 | 08/21/2014

(VOV) -The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNAF) in coordination with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature) launched “Common Access to the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) Process in Laos and Vietnam” project in Hanoi on August 21.

Germany helps Vietnam manage forest sustainably

17:02 | 08/19/2014

(VOV) -First two Vietnamese companies have received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for their substantial contributions to forest development under a Vietnam-Germany forestry programme.

Wild animal imports under scrutiny to prevent Ebola outbreak

12:16 | 08/19/2014

(VOV) - The Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has requested Vietnamese forest rangers’ agencies undertake drastic measures to prevent wild animals from spreading infectious diseases including Ebola.

US pledges more dioxin clean up assistance

17:16 | 08/15/2014

(VOV) -The US Department of Defence is committed to assisting Vietnam in cleaning up the dioxin-contaminated environment surrounding Danang airport, said Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey.

“Wife stealing” custom of H’Mong people

08:40 | 08/17/2014

As spring arrives in the northwestern region, it is the time when young H’Mong men ask their friends to help them to “steal or pull a wife”, an established local custom.

Primates face extinction in Vietnam

17:22 | 08/12/2014

(VOV) -Like many other wild species in Vietnam, primates are on the verge of extinction due to illegal poaching, smuggling and habitat loss, an international symposium heard in Hanoi on August 12.

Thai Brocade in Mai Chau

11:57 | 08/12/2014

(VOV) - Mai Chau brocade has become a symbol of the local Thai people’s culture.

Stamp set “Vietnamese primates” issued

19:21 | 08/11/2014

(VOV) -The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) have issued a stamp set “Vietnamese Primates” on the occasion of the 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society hosted by Vietnam.

Germany’s ODA funds afforestation efforts in Hoa Binh province

09:01 | 08/08/2014

Nearly 2,600 ha of forest have been cultivated in the northern province of Hoa Binh under a project using official development assistance (ODA) from the German Government.

Wood businesses losing on home turf

15:10 | 07/20/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam is the sixth largest wood and wooden product exporter in the world and the second largest in Asia, yet the domestic wood processing sector is injured by low-priced, skillfully crafted imports.

Forum discusses forest adaptation to climate change

19:00 | 07/18/2014

(VOV) -How to develop forest sustainably, adapt and reduce the impacts of climate change was discussed at a forum held in the central highland province of Lam Dong on July 18.

Gov’t Inspectorate to conduct six major inspections in Q3

09:12 | 07/17/2014

The Government Inspectorate will carry out six major inspections in the third quarter of this year, heard a conference on the sector’s tasks for the second half of the year in Hanoi on July 16.

An ambitious target for industrial production

12:13 | 07/08/2014

(VOV) - A long-term industrial development strategy recently approved by the Prime Minister targets an industrial production to GDP ratio of over 50% by 2030 and full integration into the global value chain by 2035.

SMEs not yet ready for VN-EU FTA: officials

09:36 | 07/08/2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still not prepared for the Vietnam – EU Free Trade Agreement that is expected to be signed this October, officials warned.