In an attempt to improve health for local residents, more than 400,000 household toilets and more than 235,000 water supply works have been set up in a total of 21 mountainous provinces of northern, Central Highlands and south-central regions in the past two years.
Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee has asked the Prime Minister and relevant agencies to approve an extension of the second phase of its environmental sanitation project (Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe Basin) to 2030 as a foreign contractor has yet to be selected.
A conference on integrated early childhood development (IECD) was held in Hanoi on March 6, aiming to increase National Assembly deputies’ awareness of the importance of IECD and to encourage them to promote IECD in the work of elected bodies.
A publicity campaign was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on November 26 to encourage people to keep the city cleaner.
The health authority in the central province of Quang Nam has played an active role in ensuring food safety and environmental sanitation, and preventing disease outbreaks ahead of a series of APEC events held in the province from October 18 to November 11.
Nearly 80% of people in the central coastal province of Thua Thien – Hue have access to clean water thanks to a national target programme on clean water and environmental sanitation in 2016-2020.
HCM City has begun implementing phase two of an environmental sanitation project by constructing a wastewater drainage system, according to the management board of the HCM City Environmental Sanitation Project.
Representatives from the World Bank and four central provinces met in Khanh Hoa province on December 2 to appraise a WB-funded environmental sanitation project in four coastal cities in the four provinces.
VOV.VN -On May 26, the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved US$119 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to respond to key urban development challenges focusing on assuring water supply and wastewater needs of selected urban areas in Vietnam.
The national week on rural clean water and environmental hygiene was launched on April 29 in Huong Thuong commune, Dong Hy district, northern Thai Nguyen province, by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).
The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa’s People’s Committee held a working session with a delegation from the World Bank (WB) on an environmental sanitation project in Nha Trang City on November 20.
A programme on environmental sanitation jointly carried out by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Health in Vietnam since 2009 has contributed to raising public awareness of using hygienic toilets and giving up the indiscriminate defecation habit.
The outcomes of a 8-year environmental sanitation programme in coastal cities were reviewed during a conference held in Nha Trang City, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on November 7.
(VOV) - The French Development Agency (AFD) has provided more than EUR1.5 billion for Vietnam to implement development projects over the last 20 years, making the country the second largest partner of AFD globally.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the People’s Committee of the northern province of Bac Ninh on April 25 held a ceremony to launch the 2014 national week of clean water and environmental sanitation.
(VOV) - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has announced a US$250,000 integrated programme to improve children’s living conditions in the Central Highland province of Kon Tum.
(VOV) - A water supply and sanitation project funded by World Bank (WB) loans has helped reduce poverty in four Vietnamese provinces.
Pham Quang Nghi, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, received in Hanoi on May 22 a high-level delegation of Laos’ Luang Prabang province, led by Khampheng Saysompheng, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and the province’s governor.
(VOV) - A national week on safe water and environmental sanitation was launched in Thanh Ha district, Hai Duong province, on April 25.
(VOV) - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) held a joint conference in Hanoi on January 28 reviewing the 2012–2015 targets of the national programme on clean water and environmental sanitation in rural areas.