GCF announces project to boost Vietnam’s climate resilience

GCF announces project to boost Vietnam’s climate resilience

NDO – The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) on June 26 announced a GCF-funded project to increase the resilience to climate change for coastal residents in Vietnam. (10 hours ago)


National plan designed to cope with radiation, nuclear incidents

  Jun 19, 2017
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a national plan to cope with radiation and nuclear incidents, aiming to set up a system with a clear allocation of responsibility, as well as management and coordination mechanisms, among organisations and individuals involved in the work.  

Workshop discusses action plan for green growth in building sector

  Jun 16, 2017
NDO/VNA – A workshop was co-held by the Ministry of Construction and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), in Hanoi on June 16, to implement the action plan for green growth within the building sector. 

Energy saving project reaches over 70% of set targets

  Jun 16, 2017
NDO - The Vietnam Clean Production and Energy Efficiency Project (CPEE) closed in June 2017, reaching 70% of the total energy saving target and 75% of the CO2 emission reduction target. 

Vietnam to finalise area code standardisation by end of August

  Jun 15, 2017
NDO - Vietnam will begin the third and final phase of a national plan to change the local dialling codes for landline numbers from June 17, with the work set to be completed by the end of August. 

Conference on forecast-based financing opens in Hanoi

  Jun 14, 2017
NDO/VNA – The first regional conference in Asia on forecast-based financing for climate change adaption was held in Hanoi on June 13, drawing about 100 international and domestic experts in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption. 

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City join World Cities network

  Jun 12, 2017
NDO – The two largest metropolitan cities of Vietnam, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, have officially joined the World Cities network, an initiative launched by the European Union (EU) aimed at promoting the exchange of experience and the best practice on regional and urban development policies between EU and non-EU cities, with a focus on sustainable urban development. 

HCM City to take synchronous environmental protection solutions

  Jun 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, has underscored the need to employ synchronous solutions in environmental protection in the locality.  

First storm formed in East Sea

  Jun 11, 2017
NDO/VNA – A tropical low pressure front over the East Sea grew into a tropical storm, the first in the sea this year, on June 11, according to the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Centre.  

Partnership formed to develop wind, solar power in Ninh Thuan

  Jun 10, 2017
NDO/VNA - Two Vietnamese companies, namely Trung Nam Construction Investment Corporation (Trungnam Group) and Trung Nam Wind Power Joint Stock Company signed contracts with partners on June 10 to implement wind and solar power projects in the south central province of Ninh Thuan. 

Star Telecom to build population management system for Laos

  Jun 10, 2017
NDO/VNA – Star Telecom, a joint venture between the Laos-Asia telecom company and Vietnam's military-run Viettel telecom group, has acquired a contract to build a population management system for the Lao government. 

Artistic wall painting contest raises public awareness of climate change

  Jun 09, 2017
NDO – An artistic wall painting contest entitled “2030 City” has been jointly launched by the Centre of Hands-on Actions and Networking for Growth and Environment (CHANGE), the 350.org and Da Kao ward’s Youth Union in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Vice President joins activities in response to Vietnam Sea and Island Week 2017

  Jun 09, 2017
NDO – A ceremony was jointly held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and Ca Mau Provincial People's Committee on June 8 in response to the Vietnam Sea and Island Week 2017 and in commemoration of the World Oceans Day. 

Innovation space for inventors launched in HCM City

  Jun 08, 2017
NDO – An innovation space for inventors was launched at the Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) in Ho Chi Minh City on June 8, with the aim of facilitating the building of innovation ecosystem in Vietnam.  

Compensation for locals in four central provinces must be finalised by June

  Jun 08, 2017
NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked authorities to finalise all compensation for locals in the four central localities, which were affected by last year’s maritime environment incident, by June 30.