Dang Huy Huynh – ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

Dang Huy Huynh – ASEAN Biodiversity Hero

NDO – Scientific Prof. Dr. Dang Huy Huynh, former Director of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), is one of the 10 individuals to receive the 2017 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award. He has donated US$2,000 of his US$5,000 prize money to the operational fund of the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and used another US$1,000 to finance the IEBR’s study encouragement foundation. (Oct 05, 2017)


Torrential rains forecast to continue in northern region

  Sep 12, 2017
NDO/VNA - Torrential rains are forecast to continue plaguing the northern region following the flooding in Ha Giang, Bac Kan and Tuyen Quang provinces over the past few days, affecting people’s lives and blocking traffic for hours. 

Hanoi, ROK cooperate in facilitating Nam Son waste-to-energy project

  Sep 12, 2017
NDO – Relevant partners from Hanoi and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have reached a deal on cooperating in a project to recover buried gas at the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in the suburban Soc Son district in Hanoi. 

Elephant sanctuary established in Quang Nam

  Sep 07, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry in partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the establishment of an elephant sanctuary in central Quang Nam province on September 7.  

PM approves building marine environmental monitoring system for four central provinces

  Sep 06, 2017
NDO – The Prime Minister has approved investment for a project to build a marine environmental monitoring and warning system in four central provinces, to be managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the People's Committees of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces. 

Mekong Delta sustainable development conversion model to be discussed

  Sep 06, 2017
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a working session with the relevant ministries, branches and agencies on September 5 to direct the meticulous preparations for an upcoming conference that seeks to shape a sustainable development transformation model for the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change. 

Thua Thien-Hue: Breeds released to restore aquatic resources following Formosa incident

  Aug 31, 2017
NDO – Various breeds were released into the maritime environment in Thua Thien-Hue province on August 31, aimed at restoring the aquatic resources and rehabilitating the fisheries sector for the four central provinces affected by the Formosa maritime environmental incident last year. 

"Ivory Free" campaign launched to protect wild elephants

  Aug 30, 2017
NDO – An international campaign aimed at raising public awareness concerning elephant protection was launched in Ho Chi Minh City, on August 30. 

Vietnam, ROK foster ties in controlling sea pollution

  Aug 29, 2017
NDO – The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI), under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Coast Guard signed a memorandum of cooperation (MOC), in Hanoi on August 28, in regards to the field of controlling sea pollution.  

Campaign to be launched to make the world cleaner

  Aug 29, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) will launch a campaign to make the world cleaner from September 23-30, with the theme of waste management for sustainable rural environment, the ministry announced on August 28. 

Workshop held on values and solutions to conserve biodiversity

  Aug 25, 2017
NDO – A scientific workshop on the values and solutions needed to conserve biodiversity in the Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Archipelago was held by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on August 24, in Hai Phong city. 

PM orders prompt response to rains and floods caused by typhoon Hato

  Aug 24, 2017
NDO - The Prime Minister on August 23 issued a telegraph calling on relevant ministries to take prompt response to heavy rains and floods caused by Typhoon Hato, the sixth storm to hit East Sea this year.  

AgResults Vietnam Emissions Reduction Pilot launched in Thai Binh province

  Aug 22, 2017
NDO – The Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), in collaboration of the Thai Binh provincial People’s Committee, launched the “AgResults Vietnam Emissions Reduction Pilot” on August 22, which aims to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that come from rice farming in Vietnam, by incentivising the uptake of innovations in rice farming technology through monetary awards.  

Experts: Waste-to-energy useful solution for Vietnam

  Aug 19, 2017
NDO/VNA – Energy production from solid waste in urban areas is forecast to increase by between 10-16 percent in Vietnam, heard a workshop in Hanoi on August 18.  

Dialogue discusses higher corporate social responsibility in environmental protection

  Aug 18, 2017
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.