Con Dao acts to eliminate plastic waste

Con Dao acts to eliminate plastic waste

NDO – The People’s Committee of Con Dao island district in Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has coordinated with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam to work on a project to reduce the use of plastic bags and single-use plastic products. (Nov 18, 2020 16:20:58)

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ADB approves US$2.5 million grant to support Vietnam’s disaster response

  Nov 09, 2020 16:54:41
NDO - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$2.5 million grant to assist the Government of Vietnam in providing emergency and humanitarian services to residents affected by the recent floods in the country’s central region. 

“Young ambassador” project launched

  Nov 06, 2020 17:16:14
NDO/VNA - A project to train 50 students at higher education institutions nationwide to become environmental ambassadors was launched at a ceremony at Hanoi National University (HNU) on November 6. 

Winner of video clip contest on environmental protection announced

  Oct 27, 2020 16:09:16
NDO – Hoang Minh Thuy from Ho Chi Minh City surpassed nearly 1,700 entries to win both the first prize and another award for her creative ideas in the video clip contest “For a Green Vietnam”, as announced by the organising committee during an award ceremony in Hanoi on October 27. 

‘Green ambassadors looking for clean air’ seminar held

  Oct 23, 2020 11:46:56
NDO – A seminar named ‘Green ambassadors looking for clean air’ took place in Hanoi, on October 22, aiming to inspire young people to take green actions through the stories of young leadersand community leaders working to improve air quality. 

Hanoi bear rescued after 18 years in captivity

  Oct 16, 2020 16:07:47
NDO – A 200-kg Asian black bear has been successfully rescued by Animals Asia Foundation, after being kept in a cage for 18 years in Hanoi’s outskirt district of Phuc Tho. 

Hanoi cycling journey helps raise awareness on environment protection

  Oct 04, 2020 17:23:01
NDO/VNA – A friendship cycling journey for a green Hanoi city 2020 and relevant activities are underway from October 2-4 in streets around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao, and Dong Xuan market in the heart of the capital city as part of events to celebrate the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi (1010-2020). 

Co Tu people help save freshwater fish from extinction

  Oct 03, 2020 11:53:13
NDO/VNA – Scientists are working with the Co Tu community on a conservation programme to sustain levels of freshwater fish. 

Workshop discusses modern technology and its application in the hydro-meteorological monitoring network

  Oct 02, 2020 17:18:55
NDO – A workshop on hydro-meteorological monitoring technology for forecasting and warning of natural disasters in the digital era as well as information consultation on meteorology and hydrology for disaster risk disclosure was held in Hanoi on October 2. 

Outstanding wildlife conservationists to be honoured

  Oct 01, 2020 17:03:00
NDO – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on October 1 announced a programme to honour organisations and individuals who have made contributions to the conservation of wildlife in the 2010-2020 period. 

Photo of red-shanked douc wins first prize at Vietnam Biodiversity Photo Contest

  Oct 01, 2020 16:37:36
NDO – Winners of the 2020 Vietnam Biodiversity Photo Contest were honoured at an awards ceremony in Hanoi on October 1 with first prize going to Pham Van Phung for his photo of the red-shanked douc living on the Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang city. 

Cu Lao Xanh converts to plastic waste free island

  Sep 28, 2020 10:15:09
NDO – Cu Lao Xanh (Green) Island in Binh Dinh Province has become a plastic waste free island following an environmental protection campaign run by local youths. 

HCM City: Residents swap trash for rice in fight against plastics

  Sep 20, 2020 11:22:32
NDO/VNA – District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City is trying to tackle the scourge of plastic waste by offering rice to residents in return for their trash. 

Vietnam to spend VND2.5 trillion on marine environment and resource surveyal

  Sep 12, 2020 10:57:54
NDO - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) will be conducting surveys on the marine environment and resources in 16 projects over the next ten years with a total funding of VND2.5 trillion (US$107.8 million). 

Vietnam aims to regulate up to 90% of industrial waste by 2025

  Sep 11, 2020 10:26:51
NDO - Vietnam is looking to have 70-90% of waste in key industrial sectors subject to evaluation such that databases about it can be created and regulations introduced to deal with such waste by 2025.