Bodies, individuals responsible for Formosa incident made public

Bodies, individuals responsible for Formosa incident made public

NDO/VNA – Infringements and faults of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Party Civil Affairs Committee and individuals involved in the Formosa fish deaths were serious and therefore must be punished accordingly, announced the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission. (5 hours ago)


Ca Mau: 700 psychedelic Vietnamese geckos found on Hon Khoai Island

  Feb 18, 2017
NDO/VNA—Scientists from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have discovered 700 psychedelic rock geckos (Cnemaspis psychedelica) on Hon Khoai Island, Ngoc Hien District in the southernmost province of Ca Mau. 

PM Phuc urges obtaining scientists’ suggestions to ease bottlenecks

  Feb 17, 2017
NDO—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged the Government and other relevant authorities to listen to suggestions from scientists, intellectuals and the people, not just on the development of policies, mechanisms and institutions, but also in a number of fields to fix bottlenecks for production and trading.  

Establishment for Ly Son marine reserve area announced

  Feb 17, 2017
NDO – The central province of Quang Ngai on February 16 announced a decision to establish its Ly Son marine protected area (MPA) covering Ly Son Island District, aiming to maintain and protect marine biodiversity and resources while improving livelihoods for locals. 

PM urges facilitating land clearance for Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park

  Feb 16, 2017
NDO – Noting that the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park (HHTP) is not merely a technological area but also a miniature model for Vietnam's economy in the future, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged Hanoi together with the hi-tech park’s management board to complete land clearance for its development within 2017.  

Hanoi: Plans mapped out for water quality improvement in Hoan Kiem Lake

  Feb 16, 2017
NDO—Environmental experts and relevant authorities gathered at a workshop held by Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company on February 15 to discuss measures to improve the water environment in Hoan Kiem Lake. 

World Water Day to be held in Bac Ninh

  Feb 15, 2017
NDO – Various national activities in response to World Water Day 2017 (March 22) will be held in Bac Ninh, from March 17 to 22, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.  

Environmental industry set to make bigger contributions to national economy

  Feb 15, 2017
NDO – The environmental industry targets to make more contributions to the national economy by 2025, meeting the country’s demand for protecting the environment and taking steps toward exporting technologies, equipment, services and products related to environmental protection.  

Deputy PM Dam urges for renovation from IT students

  Feb 14, 2017
NDO – After many years of fluctuation, Vietnam’s economy is now standing at 120th in the world, however, it must grow by at least 8-9% a year to catch up with the newly industrialised countries in the next 20 years. Furthermore, sustainable development is essential to ensuring social equity, which requires students to be innovative and possess a strong ambition, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. 

Vietnam likely to become ASEAN’s Silicon Valley

  Feb 12, 2017
NDO/VNA – It appears that Vietnam is best placed to become Southeast Asia’s Silicon Valley while most members of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) have ambitions of developing competitive technology sectors, “Asia Correspondent” said in a recent article.  

Vietnam to begin first phase of area code standardisation

  Feb 10, 2017
NDO - New dialling codes for 13 provinces and centrally-governed cities are set to take effect from February 11 in the first phase of a national scheme to standardise phone numbers which will be implemented over seven months. 

Marine environment quality to be checked regularly

  Feb 06, 2017
NDO/VNA—The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has asked four central provinces to provide regular reports on marine environment quality.  

Vietnam stresses wetlands’ role in disaster risk reduction

  Feb 05, 2017
NDO/VNA—The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MoNRE) responded to the World Wetlands Day with a ceremony in north-eastern Thai Binh province on February 5, stressing the role of wetlands in disaster risk reduction.  

Hanoi launches tree-planting campaign

  Feb 04, 2017
NDO/VNA - A ceremony took place in Tay Ho District, Hanoi, on February 4 to kick off the capital’s greening-up campaign in honour of the late President Ho Chi Minh.  

Mapping the creative industry

  Feb 01, 2017
NDO—An entrepreneur might immediately equate the concept of the “creative industry” with innovative activities in businesses, but the concept is still quite vague for many.