Environment

Four sand mining projects suspended in Đồng Nai

Four sand mining projects suspended in Đồng Nai

The southern Đồng Nai Province’s transport department on Thursday ordered four sand mining and dredging projects in the region to suspend operations.

Mass shrimp deaths in Tra Vinh

Changeable weather and careless farming in Tra Vinh Province has caused pollution and killed a large number of shrimp in the area.

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Vietnam saves 471,000 kWh of electricity during Earth Hour Campaign 2017

Statistics from the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) indicate that during one hour of households and businesses switching off the lights in response to the Earth Hour Campaign 2017, which was implemented across the country on March 25, saved 471,000 kWh

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Forests enrich illegal loggers: NA deputies

News about forest devastation cases occurring throughout the country have appeared in newspapers recently. Deforestation has also been a hot item on the agenda of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee.

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Falling Red river water levels hurting Vietnamese agriculture

The average water level of many parts of the Hồng (Red) river has remarkably reduced in recent years, badly affecting agricultural production and the living conditions of residents in the northern lowland and midland areas.

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Thua Thien – Hue plants mangrove forests for eco-tours

The forest ranger department in the central coastal province of Thua Thien – Hue is set to expand mangrove forests along the Tam Giang lagoon aligning with eco-tourism development.

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Illegal sand exploitation worsens erosion at Cua Dai Beach

While the government is spending billions of VND on projects to deal with worsening erosion at Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An Town, several companies have been caught taking advantage of the projects to illegally exploit sand.

 >>  USD6-million dyke to protect Hoi An ancient town inaugurated
 >>  Erosion threatens Cua Dai Beach
 >>  Cua Dai Beach damaged by erosion
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Ninh Thuan kicks off Belgium funded project on water resource management

Ninh Thuan authorities have launched a project “Strengthening River Basin Management Capacity through Participatory Irrigation Management in Relation to Climate Change” (PIM) in the presence of Belgian Ambassador to Vietnam Jehanne Roccas.

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