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UN Climate Change report launched in Vietnam
A landmark UN report on the impacts of global warming was shared in Việt Nam on Wednesday. The study details the effects of climate change of 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels. The report has already been approved by 195 countries earlier this month in South Korea. The report, distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies, was prepared by the United Nations science body Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) ...
Bến Tre gets $6.3m from Govt to fight landslides.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre has received VNĐ140 billion (US$6.3 million) from the Government to repair two embankments to prevent landslides along rivers and upgrade another on the coast. The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said, however, that there are five spots vulnerable to landslides and erosion and require urgent repairs or upgrades. The funds provided by the Government are ...
Economy improves further
Vietnam's economic growth momentum remains robust and is accompanied by broad macroeconomic stability. According to Taking Stock, the World Bank’s latest economic update for Vietnam, recent growth was driven by a cyclical increase in global demand as well as a recovery in investment from FDI and private sector, and an ongoing shift of labor away from agriculture into more productive manufacturing and service sectors. Real GDP expanded nearly 7.4% during the first quarter of 2018.
Southern provinces want environmentally-friendly LNG power, not coal power
The building of new thermopower plants has recently become a cause célèbre in the country as economic demands and environmental concerns face off, especially with a number of localities rejecting central Government-approved plants. Việt Nam needs an enormous amount of energy to feed one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and coal-fired thermopower plants are usually ...
Cà Mau to expand seafood exports
The southernmost province of Cà Mau will expand trade promotion activities in the second half of the year, with shrimp as its key export. In the first six months of the year, the province’s exports totalled US$441 million, accounting for nearly 37 per cent of the year’s target, or an increase of 5 per cent from the same period last year. Of the figure, shrimp exports were worth $428 million, up 5 per cent from last year. Export value to Australia and Japan were up ...
Dutch Ambassador awarded Medal for the cause of natural resources and environment.
On July 5, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha met with Ambassador of the Netherlands to Vietnam Nienke Trooster on the occasion of the end of Ambassador's mission in Vietnam. Minister Tran Hong Ha presented the Medal for the cause of Natural Resources and Environment to the Ambassador to acknowledge her contribution during her working term in Vietnam...
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