APEC’s Emergency Preparedness Working Group (EPWG) has held the 11th meeting in Nha Trang city, focusing on promoting the reform of scientific-technological application to enhance the member economies’ resilience to natural disasters.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has asked G20 members to increase support to developing countries in infrastructure and human resource development, technology transfer and climate change response.
The project Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta (AMD) plans to spend more than 130 billion VND (over 5.7 million USD) to help local farmers in Tra Vinh province switch to sustainable production models in 2017.
Vietnam proposed the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) continue supporting Vietnam, particularly in rural development, poverty reduction and climate change adaptation.
Vietnam’s relations with member economies of the G20 are being expanded and intensified, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Doan Xuan Hung told the press.
VOV.VN - Names of celebrity ambassadors for the Vietnam Earth Hour 2017, a worldwide volunteer movement dedicated to saving the planet, have been announced, reports the Phap Luat online newspaper.
VOV.VN - The Mekong Delta’s agriculture plays a key role in national economic development but the sustainability of its production remains low and hasn’t met the requirements of a modern agriculture.
Mekong Delta provinces, which just recovered from a historic drought a year ago, is bracing for more unfavorable weather.
Canada will support Vietnam in successfully organising the upcoming APEC event, said Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam Ping Kitnikone.
Vietnam expects to achieve US$3 billion in its total export value of vegetables and fruits this year.
VOV.VN - A new report by the German International Climate Initiative has commended the governmental policies on protecting and restoring forests in Vietnam and the country’s efforts to implement a sustainable forestry model.
The Mekong Delta province of Long An plans to invest about VND1.58 trillion (over US$70 million) to build irrigation facilities to cope with climate change and protect local production.
Vietnam, as the host of APEC 2017, will maintain the consistence of priorities in the year, said Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vu Tien Loc.
VOV.VN - On January 16, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed agreements with the Vietnam government to provide ODA loans of up to a total of US$234 million (21 billion yen) of assistance for two projects.
The Government has approved a protocol on adjustments to the Agreement on Double Taxation Avoidance with India, which was signed in Hanoi on September 3, 2016.
The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the World Bank (WB) on January 9 organised a consultation on the national cooperation strategy for the 2017-2021 period in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
The issuance of a national plan to implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and the completion of maps of the Vietnam-Laos borderline are among outstanding events relating to natural resources and environment in 2016.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre plans to convert 6,000 hectares of low-efficient rice production to high-value crops in order to adapt to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change, a local official said.
VOV.VN - Risk management caused by natural disasters and response to climate change are the biggest challenges for many countries in the 21st century. Vietnam is not exceptional.
Science-technology is one of the key solutions to restructuring agriculture and building new rural areas, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong told a workshop in Hanoi on January 3.