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Over 1 million Vietnamese live in hunger

Over 1 million Vietnamese live in hunger

More than one million Vietnamese people are not having enough food to eat, according to a new official report, which has blamed severe drought and the recent toxic spill scandal for worsening the nation's poverty problem.

Unclear laws contribute to environmental crisis

Unclear laws contribute to environmental crisis

Vietnam is facing great environmental challenges due to a widespread disregard of the law, poor-quality environmental impact assessments, and overlapping regulations in the laws on Environmental Protection and Investment.

Substance imported by Formosa not granted licence

Substance imported by Formosa not granted licence

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) on September 19 announced that it did not permit the import of 160 tonnes of “red mud” was imported by Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd.

Pupils in central region get support following environmental incident

Pupils in central region get support following environmental incident

Teachers and students in the central coastal provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, which were affected by the recent environmental incident, have received financial assistance worth over VND2 billion (US$90,000) from the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).

Ministry proposes options for resuming fishing activities

Ministry proposes options for resuming fishing activities

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on August 27 proposed four options for resuming fishing activities along the central coast following the serious environmental incident caused by the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Company.

Central marine environment not yet need clean-up technology

Central marine environment not yet need clean-up technology

It is unnecessary to use advanced technology to clean the marine environment in the four central provinces hit by the recent marine pollution as the coral reef ecosystem and seafood resources monitored there have shown signs of recovery.