A truck transports timber to Vietnam from the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province in January this year. Photo supplied

Illegal logging on a vast scale by Vietnamese loggers has stripped huge areas of protected forests in recent months, with fresh piles of felled timber and rutted logging routes in Ratanakkiri province flatly contradicting the government assurances the trade is over.

Read more: Logging ban flouted as Vietnamese nationals strip protected forests in Ratanakkiri


Ensuring water security is becoming an urgent matter of Vietnam in the context that climate change is causing bad impact on all aspects of the life from socio-economic affairs to the environment and ecosystem, heard a conference in Hanoi on April 19.


Jointly held by the Vietnam’s Association of Foreign Invested Enterprises, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR), German Network for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the conference aimed to better public awareness of consequences of climate change on the environment, especially on water security.

Read more: Climate change threatens Vietnam's water security


Delegates spoke highly of Vietnam’s experience in strengthening food security and sustainable agriculture while responding to climate change at the recently-held meeting of the Working Group on Food Security Policy. 


Read more: APEC officials hail Vietnam’s food security amid climate change


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