(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
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.
(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.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has set to fortify its coastal protective forests against probable erosions and landslides triggered by climate change.
(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).
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.
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.
(VOV) -A fire destroyed at least 7ha of melaleuca forest in Lien Chieu district, central Danang City, on June 21, according to local firefighters.
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.
As many as 99 new species have been found in Vietnam, according to a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report.
(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).
(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.