Eco-products international fair opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Eco-products international fair opens in Ho Chi Minh City

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. (May 11, 2017)

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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). 

Winners of Science and Technology Press Awards honoured

  May 06, 2017
NDO—Four first, four second, seven third and nine consolation prizes were presented to the best entries in the Science and Technology Press Awards 2016 at a ceremony held in Hanoi on May 6. 

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. 

Changes needed in energy strategy: expert

  May 05, 2017
NDO/ VNA – It’s time for Vietnam to change the nation’s mindset and approach to energy strategy, while considering the saving of energy in production and consumption as a must instead of a choice, stated Assistant Prof.Dr. Tran DinhThien, head of the Vietnam Institute of Economics. 

Vietnamese engineers announce success in developing smart streetlight system

  May 04, 2017
NDO – Vietnamese engineers from the Saigon Hi-tech Park Incubation Centre (SHTP-IC) and the S3 Technology Corporation (STC) announced their latest results on developing the Smart Streetlight System (S3) on May 4.  

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. 

Mobile parking search and payment app piloted in Vietnam for the first time

  May 01, 2017
NDO – The city of Hanoi has commenced piloting a smartphone application that helps users to search and pay for car parking via mobile phones, namely iParking, at parking lots along Tran Hung Dao and Ly Thuong Kiet Streets, Hoan Kiem District on May 1. 

Work begins on Dam Nai wind farm in Ninh Thuan province

  Apr 28, 2017
NDO - Construction work has started on the Dam Nai wind farm, a joint project between Vietnam’s TSV and Singapore’s The Blue Circle, in the south central province of Ninh Thuan. 

Japan to provide Vietnam with clean coal tech

  Apr 26, 2017
NDO/VNA - Japan’s coal enterprises are ready to transfer clean coal technology to Vietnam’s firms to reduce emissions and enhance efficiency in the electricity sector, said Noboru Aoki, head of the environment division at New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation. 

National clean water week launched in Ha Noi

  Apr 26, 2017
NDO - The national week on rural clean water and environmental hygiene was launched on April 25 in Dong Phuong Yen commune, Chuong My district, Hanoi by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD). 

New Zealand-funded project helps ensure dam safety

  Apr 25, 2017
NDO/VNA – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on April 24 launched a project to ensure the safety of dams in Vietnam, which is funded by the Government of New Zealand.  

Overcoming limitations to actively respond to natural disaster

  Apr 25, 2017
NDO - In 2016, floods, windstorms, and tornadoes caused severe damage to people and property in many localities. The impact of climate change is taking a toll on Vietnam.Over the past year, there have been 2,694 incidents, natural disasters (excluding traffic accidents), an increase of 183 cases (6.8%), leaving 264 dead and missing; 5,431 houses collapsed; 3,65,000 houses were flooded. A total economic loss was estimated at about VND39.7 trillion (nearly US$1.76 billion). 

Pioneering industrial waste power generation plant opens in Vietnam

  Apr 24, 2017
NDO – An inaugural ceremony was held at the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in Hanoi’s Soc Son district on April 24 for the first-ever industrial waste power generation factory in Vietnam.