Phia Oac – Phia Den National Park established

Phia Oac – Phia Den National Park established

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has approved the establishment of the Phia Oac – Phia Den National Park in Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province in an effort to preserve the ecosystem and biodiversity of the site. (Jan 13, 2018)


Sixty-five new species discovered in Vietnamese forests

  Dec 20, 2017
NDO – Scientists have discovered 115 new stranger species in the Greater Mekong region, one of Asia's biodiversity hotspots, in which 65 species have been found in Vietnam, while 33 others have been discovered in Thailand, Myanmar five, Laos15 and Cambodia has seven species. 

Six moon bears rescued from bile farm in southern Vietnam

  Dec 09, 2017
NDO - A team from Animals Asia, a foundation dedicated to improving animal welfare, arrived in Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Duong on December 8 on a mission to rescue six moon bears that have been caged in a bile farm for at least 12 years.  

Hanoi plants 100 trees to mark Finland’s 100 years of independence

  Nov 25, 2017
NDO/VNA - The Hanoi People’s Committee and Finish Embassy in Vietnam organised a tree planting ceremony at the Tran Thai Tong – Pham Van Bach junction in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district on November 25. 

Project to improve resilience towards climate change in coastal areas

  Nov 24, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) held a workshop in Hanoi on November 24 to launch a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities towards climate change related impacts in Vietnam.  

Coastal localities geared up for incoming typhoon Kirogi

  Nov 18, 2017
NDO/ VNA – The authorities of Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, and Khanh Hoa provinces banned fishing vessels from going out to sea on November 18, as Kirogi approaches the south central region.  

Tropical low pressure turns into storm

  Nov 02, 2017
NDO – A tropical depression in the East Sea strengthened into a new storm on November 2, becoming the twelfth typhoon to enter the East Sea so far this year, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).  

Vietnam launches environmental hotline

  Nov 01, 2017
NDO - The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) has launched a hotline for the public to call to provide information on waste discharge activities that cause pollution. 

National plan for Stockholm Convention implementation issued

  Oct 20, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Prime Minister has issued a national plan for the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) by 2025 with a vision to 2030. 

France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment

  Oct 18, 2017
NDO/VNA – Hanoi will roll out action programmes and plans to improve the air quality in the city based on the outcomes of a French-funded air quality assessment project, stated a municipal leader. 

Mass fish death compensation must be made transparently and publicly: Deputy PM

  Oct 17, 2017
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the four central coastal localities involved to complete their compensation for mass fish deaths caused by an environmental incident in a transparent and public manner. 

Climate fair introduces solutions towards climate change response in Vietnam

  Oct 14, 2017
NDO – Initiatives on progress programmes in regards to climate change response in Vietnam with support from the European Union (EU), were introduced at a fair which opened in Hanoi on October 14.  

Prime Minister calls for greater efforts to protect forests

  Oct 14, 2017
NDO - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged relevant authorities to step up their efforts to protect forests and hold those failing to prevent forest destruction accountable as he chaired a national conference on forest management on October 14.  

Integrated strategy can facilitate Vietnam’s management of disaster risks

  Oct 13, 2017
NDO - Vietnam would be able to mitigate natural disaster risks by implementing an integrated management strategy, said experts at a conference jointly held by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the World Bank on October 13.  

City launches mobile app to facilitate flood warnings

  Oct 06, 2017
NDO – UDI Maps, a mobile flood-warning application, has been made available in the application stores of iOS and Android operating systems in order to help local people in Ho Chi Minh City avoid flooding.