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Soc Trang launches ethnic policies

Soc Trang launches ethnic policies

The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang in 2016 strived to implement ethnic policies effectively, improving living conditions and social affairs for local ethnic groups, especially Khmer people.

Water resources planning to be stepped up

Water resources planning to be stepped up

Stepping up water resources planning is among the core tasks the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has set for 2017, aiming to complete a national water resources planning by 2020 and others for major river basins.

2.5 million people in Hanoi lack clean water

2.5 million people in Hanoi lack clean water

Some 2.5 million people living in suburban areas in Hanoi do not yet have access to tap water, the city’s Centre for Clean Water and Rural Environmental Hygiene has revealed.

Top HCM City holiday day trip destinations

Top HCM City holiday day trip destinations

VOV.VN - Whatever your interests, there’s something in Ho Chi Minh City to suit you. We’ve listed here some great easy and affordable day trip destinations certain to get into the holiday spirit.

Photo exhibition on Truong Sa to open in Hanoi

Photo exhibition on Truong Sa to open in Hanoi

As many as 100 photos will be showcased at an exhibition themed “There is a Truong Sa inside Hanoi” at the Trang Tien Exhibition Centre in Hanoi from December 31, 2016 to January 3, 2017.

World Bank pledges continued support to Vietnam

World Bank pledges continued support to Vietnam

World Bank (WB) Country Director in Vietnam Ousmane Dione has pledged to assist Vietnam in fields of request and stand ready to offer policy consultations to the Vietnamese government.

New index for Vietnam climate resilience

New index for Vietnam climate resilience

Protecting, maintaining and restoring ecosystems, especially water systems, is among the most urgent tasks for strengthening the country’s resilience to climate change, said Dr Tran Van Giai Phong, technical specialist at the Institute for Social and Environment Transition (ISET).

340 EZs and IPs operational in Vietnam

340 EZs and IPs operational in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Up to the end of November 2016, Vietnam has had 324 industrial zones spanning 91,800 ha of natural land and 16 economic zones with the total ground and water surface areas of 815 ha, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

People’s Committees can sue polluters

People’s Committees can sue polluters

The Government is developing guidelines enabling People’s Committees of districts and provinces to sue polluters, Pham Van Loi, head of the Environmental Study Institute under the Vietnam Environment Administration, said at a recent conference on sustainable development.

In pictures: Chaos after the storm in Nha Trang

In pictures: Chaos after the storm in Nha Trang

VOV.VN - The tropical storm has left much of Nha Trang sodden and beleaguered as ankle to knee deep floodwaters advanced through the city submerging schools, hospitals and homes—leaving residents without electric power.

Provinces to test sea water regularly

Provinces to test sea water regularly

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has directed the four central provinces devastated by Formosa’s discharge of toxic waste to test sea water at 19 beaches every two weeks.

Sediment decline hurting Vietnam’s rivers

Sediment decline hurting Vietnam’s rivers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has had a meeting with representatives from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism in HCM City to discuss the decline in the volume of sediment in Vietnam’s rivers.