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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.

Transnational drug traffickers elude capture, shots fired

13:37 | 06/28/2014

(VOV) - Two suspected transnational drug smugglers avoided capture by border guards and Quang Tri provincial authorities on June 27 after they fiercely resisted arrest, firing shots and ramming officials with their vehicle.

Ca Mau enlarges coastal protective forest areas

09:06 | 06/25/2014

The southernmost province of Ca Mau has set to fortify its coastal protective forests against probable erosions and landslides triggered by climate change.

Vietnam becomes member of int’l timber body

18:06 | 06/24/2014

(VOV) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on June 24 announced that Vietnam has become the 69th official member of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO).

New flora, amphibian species found in Khanh Hoa

09:10 | 06/23/2014

One flora and two amphibian species have been discovered in the central provinces of Khanh Hoa and Lam Dong, creating more demand for the protection of biodiversity around the provinces.

Forestry firms get int'l nod

10:59 | 06/22/2014

Two Vietnamese companies are the first in the country to be awarded the full certificate on forest management and chain of custody from the Forest Stewardship Council International (FSC) on June 20.

Fire destroys 7 ha of forest in Danang

18:40 | 06/21/2014

(VOV) -A fire destroyed at least 7ha of melaleuca forest in Lien Chieu district, central Danang City, on June 21, according to local firefighters.

Rare flora preserved at Tram Chim National Park

09:42 | 06/21/2014

Eight species of flora enlisted in Vietnam’s Red Book are being preserved at the Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, which enhances the ecological balance and the rehabilitation of regional species that are on the brink of extinction.

WWF report names 99 new species in Vietnam

15:50 | 06/10/2014

As many as 99 new species have been found in Vietnam, according to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report.

Timber exports to hit US$10 bln by 2020

17:00 | 06/08/2014

(VOV) - Wood and timber product exports are expected to hit US$10 billion by 2020, according to an action plan for developing the wood market, approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

Panel recommends climate change adaptation solutions

17:33 | 06/07/2014

(VOV) - A Red River delta forum has called for inter-provincial and inter-regional cooperation in cushioning the impact of climate change, especially rising sea levels, on coastal localities.