Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island is facing overwhelming growth in local tourism against the backdrop of a rapid decline in clean water.
Authorities of central Ninh Thuan province and the Dutch Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on August 18 signed an agreement on building a system of collecting, treating and reusing wastewater in Phan Rang city.
Scientists and officials from relevant agencies scrutinized scenarios on the changes of water resources in the Hong (Red) –Thai Binh river basin and their impacts at a conference held in Hanoi on July 14.
The Central Highlands provinces plan to plant 71,101 hectares of forests besides protecting over 2.25 million hectares of natural forests by 2020, according to the Standing Board of the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands Region.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith have vowed to reinforce cooperation between the two foreign ministries and in Vietnam-Laos special solidarity during their talks in Hanoi on June 8.
The Prime Minister approved a project on studying the impact of groundwater use to land subsidence in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta.
Vietnam could face acute freshwater shortages in the future if water resources, including rivers, kept being degraded at the current pace, heard a seminar in Hanoi on December 11.
The Hong-Thai Binh rivers system has many irrigation works and four big dams to regulate water resources, but drought, shortage of water and floods are still common occurrences.
Climate change adaptation models piloted in the central province of Quang Nam have reaped successes, heard a workshop held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the Danish Embassy in Vietnam in the locality on November 26.
Hanoi is set to spend nearly VND3.7 trillion (US$165.8 million) on the construction of a new water plant using surface water from the Hong (Red) River in Lien Hong commune, Dan Phuong district to meet the increasing demand for clean water in the city.
A workshop on increasing community involvement in clean water supply and rural sanitation in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia was held in Hanoi on October 2.
Comprehensive and effective solutions to reduce water shortages during sustainable development have become a pressing need in many countries in the world, including developing ones like Vietnam.
(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has called on ASEM member countries to join hands in sharing experience in the management and sustainable utilization of water resources.
The National Assembly Standing Committee on May 13 gave qualified approval to several reform proposals made by the nation's top prosecutorial agency, the Vietnam Supreme People's Procuracy.
(VOV) - With a dense network of rivers and canals plus a tropical monsoon climate, Vietnam has abundant water resources from rainfall, surface water, and ground water.
The fourth meeting of Vietnam-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology was held on March 29 in Hanoi, focusing its discussion on hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology, climate change adaptation and the proper use of water resources.
Reservoir maintenance, water resource management and natural calamity mitigation were discussed by Japanese and domestic experts at a workshop on irrigation system management on December 23 in Hanoi.
(VOV) -The Vietnam-Cambodia Joint Working Group began its 10th meeting with Cambodia's National Mekong Committee and Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology to draft regulations on joint management and use of water resources in border areas.
(VOV) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 5 identified five key priority areas for the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to cope with the emerging challenges and maintain sustainable development in the region.
The World Bank (WB) has said that Vietnam loses about US$780 million per year (equivalent to 1.3% GDP) due to poor sanitation.