Active response to natural disasters and adaption to climate change

Active response to natural disasters and adaption to climate change

NDO - A report released by the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue at a recent conference to roll out the work of information dissemination in 2017 indicated that complicated effects of climate change as well as unusual weather such as droughts and flooding have seriously affected people's lives and production.  (Mar 24, 2017)

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Work starts on Centre for green growth technology transfer and research

  Mar 17, 2017
NDO—The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in co-ordination with the People's Committee of Ninh Thuan province held a groundbreaking ceremony for a Centre for green growth technology transfer and research in Bac Ai district, Ninh Thuan province on March 17.  

PM urges scrapping of risky hydropower plants in Central Highlands

  Mar 17, 2017
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a message asking the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to remove inefficient and insecure hydropower projects in the Central Highlands. 

Southwest region, Japanese prefecture boost ties in environmental protection

  Mar 13, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Steering Committee of the Southwest Region received representatives from Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on March 13.  

Insiders talk development of climate, integration-adapted coffee industry

  Mar 13, 2017
NDO/VNA—Developing Vietnam’s coffee industry in response to climate change and international integration was discussed at a workshop in Buon Ma Thuot in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, on March 12. 

Government approves project on preventing and combating illegal trade in endangered species 

  Mar 11, 2017
NDO - The Prime Minister has recently approved in principle the project on prenting and combating illegal trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora.  

Finland helps Vietnam build forest management database

  Mar 08, 2017
NDO/VNA—The management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam was the main topic of a workshop jointly held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 8 by the General Department of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Finnish Embassy.  

Finnish-funded project enhances storm-forecasting capacity of radar station

  Mar 06, 2017
NDO/VNA - The National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF) has launched a Finnish-funded project to improve the accuracy of rainfall measurements and lightning storm forecasts at Pha Din radar station in the northern province of Dien Bien’s Tuan Giao district. 

Vietnam proposes solutions to eradicating wildlife trade

  Mar 04, 2017
NDO/VNA – Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the Permanent Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, presented five proposals to eradicate wildlife trade during an event on the sidelines of a ceremony marking UN World Wildlife Day (March 3). 

Work starts on environmental sanitation project

  Feb 24, 2017
NDO—Ho Chi Minh City began implementing the second phase of an environmental sanitation project by constructing a wastewater drainage system on February 24.  

Over VND510 billion allocated for biodiversity conservation in Lam Dong

  Feb 24, 2017
NDO – Over VND510 billion (US$US22.3 million) is the total amount to be funded by the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong for the locality’s biodiversity conservation project during 2017-2020. 

Bodies, individuals responsible for Formosa incident made public

  Feb 23, 2017
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. 

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. 

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. 

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.