Government officials trained for global citizenship

Government officials trained for global citizenship

Thirty-two educators and government officials from seven countries in Southeast Asia are participating in a capacity-building workshop on fostering global citizenship for sustainable communities in Southeast Asia that opened on in HCM City on October 15.

ASEAN Day for Disaster Management activities

ASEAN Day for Disaster Management activities

The restoration and reinforcement of disaster management protocols have been among the top priorities of the government, which has this year focused on the promotion of disaster management and prevention awareness at schools and hospitals.

Thailand generates less marine debris

Thailand generates less marine debris

The amount of marine debris generated in Thailand has dropped to 21,700-32,600 tons annually, after the initial success of a project to increase the reuse and recycling of materials by 25 percent. Plastic bags remain the largest proportion of marine debris found in the environment.

PRD briefs media on Royal Barge Procession broadcast

PRD briefs media on Royal Barge Procession broadcast

The Royal Barge Procession will taker place on October 24 as part of the Royal Coronation Ceremonies 2019. The Public Relations Department has held a seminar for members of the media to ensure the accuracy of information.

Mekong Delta subsiding at alarming rate: workshop

Mekong Delta subsiding at alarming rate: workshop

The Mekong Delta is subsiding at an alarming rate, and if the situation continues without effective solutions, the livelihoods of tens of millions of people will be threatened, especially those in coastal areas, heard a recent workshop.

Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF

Nutritional deficiency badly affects Vietnamese children: UNICEF

One in every three Vietnamese children under the age of five is either malnourished or overweight as a result of poor diets and a food system that is failing them, heard a ceremony in Hanoi on October 16 to release the UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2019 report.

Expressway to connect HCM City and Tay Ninh

Expressway to connect HCM City and Tay Ninh

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to assign the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City as the state agency to implement a project building an expressway linking the southern economic hub with Moc Bai in the southern province of Tay Ninh.

Mottainai Programme 2019 set to transpire in December

Mottainai Programme 2019 set to transpire in December

VOV.VN - The Ly Thai To Monument Flower Garden in Hanoi is planning to play host to the Mottainai Programme 2019 on December 8, with the aim of raising funds to support child victims of traffic accidents.

Largest ever drug trafficking ring busted in Quang Binh

Largest ever drug trafficking ring busted in Quang Binh

VOV.VN -Border guard joined efforts with police forces in Quang Binh province to bust a large-scale drug-trafficking ring operating out of Laos, arresting two suspects and seizing a large quantity of drugs in the process.

Da Nang to host international IT events in October

Da Nang to host international IT events in October

A string of important IT events will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang from October 21-24, helping promote cooperation among Vietnamese and foreign IT firms, the Vietnam Software and IT Services Association (VINASA) said on October 16.

Research center set up to study impact of microplastics

Research center set up to study impact of microplastics

Chulalongkorn University has joined the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Pollution Control Department and 7 educational institutes from Japan, to establish a marine debris research center to indentify effects of microplastic contamination in the environment.