Dialogue discusses higher corporate social responsibility in environmental protection

Dialogue discusses higher corporate social responsibility in environmental protection

NDO – Over 200 experts, policy makers and representatives from business community gathered at a policy dialogue on the environment and sustainable development, hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Da Nang on August 18. (Aug 18, 2017)


Climate change response: Loose chains cause huge impacts

  Aug 14, 2017
NDO – Undoubtedly climate change (CC) is causing extreme weather events to occur more frequently and with more intensity. However, in reviewing the recent disasters, it can be seen that there remains a number of weak links in the "chain" of CC response and disaster risk prevention, from forecasting to disaster planning and the execution of response measures.  

Joint efforts called for to protect last wild elephants in Vietnam

  Aug 12, 2017
NDO – No single country or individual could put an end to illegal wildlife trade, but joint international efforts should be made to prevent wildlife crimes and protect the elephant species in the centuries ahead, US Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, has said.  

Japan assists Vietnam in reservoir operation and effective flood management

  Aug 10, 2017
NDO – The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed a Grant Agreement in Hanoi on August 10 to provide a grant aid of over US$16.65 million for the Project “Emergency Reservoir Operation and Effective Flood Management Using Water related Disaster Management Information System”.  

Hanoi tightens bear farm monitoring with chipping programme

  Aug 09, 2017
NDO – The Hanoi Forest Protection Department, in coordination with World Animal Protection, has recently completed a re-micro-chipping of over 200 captive bears on farms in Hanoi, allowing for a safer and more efficient monitoring of the bears, without the need for anesthesia.  

Underground reservoir expected to control floods in HCMC

  Aug 07, 2017
NDO - Ho Chi Minh City is building a reservoir under Vo Van Ngan Street, which is expected to help with flood control in the city’s Thu Duc district.  

Quang Tri: Turtle at risk of extinction released into the wild

  Aug 02, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Con Co Island Marine Protected Area in the central province of Quang Tri and a local fisherman released an endangered green turtle into the sea, on August 1. 

Seminar discusses environmental protection at national tourist sites

  Jul 29, 2017
NDO – Developing tourism at national tourist sites has brought about positive results in local socio-economic growth, but on the other hand, it has also posed concerning negative impacts on the environment, heard delegates at a conference held in Ninh Binh province, on July 28.  

Paris climate agreement executed in Central and Central Highlands

  Jul 28, 2017
NDO – Vietnam’s commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement have been implemented in the provinces and cities in the Central and Central Highlands regions.  

Vietnam commits to preserving bears and terminating bile bear farming

  Jul 19, 2017
NDO – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF) and Animals Asia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), in Hanoi on July 19, concerning the development of guidelines and plans needed to terminate bile bear farming and preserve the remaining number of bears in the wild.  

Da Nang hosts fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting

  Jul 18, 2017
NDO/VNA – The fifth Asia-Pacific Coastal Aquifer Management Meeting began in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 17, drawing nearly 50 domestic and foreign scientists and managers.  

ADB helps Da Nang with waste treatment solutions under PPP

  Jul 18, 2017
NDO - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Da Nang have signed a transaction advisory services agreement to develop a new landfill and waste treatment facility in the city.  

Storm Talas leaves path of destruction in Vietnam’s central provinces

  Jul 17, 2017
NDO - Tropical storm Talas, the second storm to hit Vietnam this year, has sunken dozens of fishing boats, brought down trees, disrupted power supply, damaged crops and caused several injuries after the storm landed in the central region.  

Rare animals released back into nature reserve

  Jul 15, 2017
NDO – A total of seven rare animals, including six white-breasted waterhens (amaurornis phoenicurus) and one Asian palm civet (paradoxurus hermaphroditus), were released back into the wild of the Son Tra Nature Reserve in the central coastal city of Da Nang on July 14.  

MONRE urges for continuous close monitoring of Formosa emission sources

  Jul 14, 2017
NDO – Results from a monitoring and evaluation programme for the marine environment in four central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue after one year since the Formosa incident showed that the quality of the marine environment, including sea water and marine sediment, has been stabilised, in line with safety requirements for aquaculture, conservation of aquatic life, recreational swimming and water sports.