Deputy PM Dam orders temporary halt on Son Tra Peninsula’s tourism planning

Deputy PM Dam orders temporary halt on Son Tra Peninsula’s tourism planning

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has suspended the implementation of a master plan for the Son Tra National Tourism Complex in Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang City for the next three months. (May 29, 2017)


Over VND430 billion reserved for conservation of special-use forests in Ha Giang

  May 16, 2017
NDO – The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has directed specialised agencies to implement the planning and conservation for five local special-use forests at a total investment of over VND431.8 billion (US$19 million).  

Dak Lak scraps plans for 17 small and medium hydropower plants

  May 16, 2017
NDO - Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have made the decision to scrap plans for constructing 17 small and medium hydropower plants with a total capacity of 27.4 megawatts. 

Improving management capacity of reservation areas

  May 15, 2017
NDO - The Prime Minister has recently approved a project to strengthen the management capacity of the reservation area system by 2025, with a vision to 2030.  

Regional legislatures called to do more in climate change response

  May 13, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) symposium for Asia-Pacific wrapped up in Ho Chi Minh City on May 13, calling on legislatures to take stronger actions to cope with climate change, via promoting their legislative and supervisory role and increasing regional and international cooperation.  

NA Chair calls for responsible action in protecting green planet

  May 11, 2017
NDO – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has called for strengthened solidarity and responsible joint action to ensure a green planet for future generations, which was set as a sustainable development goal at a working session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September, 2015. 

Eco-products international fair opens in Ho Chi Minh City

  May 11, 2017
NDO – The 2017 Eco-products International Fair (EPIF), themed ‘Green technology and products – Action for the future’, officially opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on May 11. 

VNPT presents two smart weather stations to Quang Binh province

  May 10, 2017
NDO – The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), on May 9, presented two smart weather stations to the Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee to assist the central locality in preventing natural disasters. 

Heavy rains and tornadoes cause serious damages in localities

  May 10, 2017
NDO – Heavy rains and tornadoes in Nghe An, Lao Cai, and Binh Phuoc provinces in recent days have caused serious damage to property and destruction of crops. 

Largest pangolin population released into wild

  May 08, 2017
NDO—Save Vietnam’s Wildlife (SVW), a national NGO aimed at implementing effective solutions to secure a future for Vietnamese wildlife, in collaboration with Cuc Phuong National Park has recently released 53 Javan pangolins (Manis javanica) into the wild. 

Severe warnings issued for high-risk of forest fires in many localities

  May 07, 2017
NDO – The Forest Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued warnings for high risk of forest fires in several locales in the northern and central regions, due to hot and dry weather. 

Hanoi launches environmental sanitation campaign

  May 06, 2017
NDO/VNA—The Health Department of Hanoi on June 6 launched a campaign to clean the environment in response to ASEAN Dengue Day (June 15). 

Cuc Phuong National Park: A shelter for wild animals

  May 05, 2017
NDO—Vu Lam, a reporter from the Thoi Nay (Today) publication of Nhan Dan (The People) Newspaper, shared his journey with his friend to hand over two wild macaques to the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre (EPRC) in Ninh Binh Province. 

Vietnam strives to raise forest coverage to 45%

  May 05, 2017
NDO/ VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on May 4 announced the National REDD+ Action Programme, which aims to increase forest coverage to 45% of national territory and contribute to an 8% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. 

US Ambassador shares experiences in cleaning the air without affecting economy

  May 05, 2017
NDO - In celebration of the United States Air Quality Awareness Week May 1-5, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius wrote an article about air quality, in which he shared the US experiences in purifying the air without affecting the economy. We would like to introduce Ambassador Osius’s article.