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Published on 19 September 2014
During his stay in Vietnam, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and attended many important events. On August 1, 2014, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida co-chaired the 6th meeting of the Vietnam-Japan Cooperation Committee in Hanoi with the participation of representatives from ministries and sectors…
Published on 26 August 2014
The Central Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control also disclosed at an online meeting on August 20 that since 2000, over 250 flash floods and landslides have left 646 dead or unaccounted for, and injured nearly 351 others. The disasters swept away more than 9,700 houses, submerged another 100,000, and flooded 75,000 hectares of rice and subsidiary crops with estimated damages in excess…
Published on 23 July 2014
The ecosystems provide many important services to people, with 20 million people indirectly influenced by the services and 8 million poor people living in the ecosystems. According to the Centre for Marine Life Conservation and Community Development, the services of the coral reef ecosystem have an estimated total value of $100 million. One square kilometer of coral reefs can provide aquatic products worth $10,000. In…
Published on 15 July 2014
“I asked my sons to place four sandbags on the corrugated tin roof and anchor the interior pillars to concrete poles fixed in the ground with zinc wire,” says the 67-year-old resident of Long Binh Commune, Go Cong Tay District, Tien Giang Province. “When last year’s ninth storm (Typhoon Usagi) blew the roofs off neighboring houses and uprooted surrounding trees, I was really scared,”…
Published on 2 July 2014 Vietnam
Participants from the Mekong Delta said that natural resources and aquatic biodiversity are declining at alarming levels due to agricultural production, news website Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon (Saigon Times) Online reported. Climate change is only making matters worse, the news site reported. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen, vice chairman of Long An Province, said that the province's annual rice yields has surged ten-fold since the late…
Published on 2 July 2014 Vietnam
The project will run from 2014-2018 and implemented by the Vietnam Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment and German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ). It focuses on four components related to the implementation of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAS) in Vietnam, which aim to reduce or limit greenhouse gas emissions and help transform an economy towards low-carbon growth, combining development and climate change…
Published on 5 June 2014 Vietnam
This was affirmed in a new strategy for boosting agricultural food security and eco-efficiency in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, launched in Hanoi on Tuesday by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Speaking at the launch ceremony, CIAT Director General Dr Ruben Echeverria, said that agriculture was important in addressing the challenges of today's world, including population growth, rapid urbanisation, soil degradation and climate change…
Published on 16 May 2014
It is the aim of the city's plan to treat solid waste in moving towards fulfilling the vision toward 2050, recently signed by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. The new solid-waste treatment plants will be located in suburban areas, including Gia Lam District's Phu Dong Commune, Phu Xuyen District's Chau Can Commune, Thanh Oai District's Cao Duong Commune and My Duc District's My Thanh…
Published on 16 May 2014
"The difference from a farmer who's not certified is that I can only use authorised substances and I also have to leave at least two weeks between the last treatment and the harvest," Tran says, as he inspects his plot. To meet demand from the emerging middle classes and the new big retailers, agriculture is starting to adopt minimal standards for environmental protection and public…
Published on 16 May 2014
As a result, the Government’s policy to increase renewable energy source by 8 per cent of total commercial power output by 2020 and 11 per cent by 2050. HCMC and provinces nationwide have cooperated with businesses to subsidise consumers with VND1 million a solar water heater. The country has around 42,000 heaters sold in the market every year with annual growth rate of 20 percent…
Published on 8 May 2014
Ru Cha is a mangrove forest located along the Tam lagoon in the province's Huong Phong Commune. It is also a protection forest, home to different types of aquatic species, a breeding ground for migratory birds and a potential destination for ecological tourism. The project, which is aimed at raising awareness of the local authorities and residents of mangrove forest and also conserving biodiversity in…
Published on 8 May 2014
"But now, everything has changed and become so wonderful! The canal now is so clean and beautiful!" Though I am not a native, I know what Hang means. I have lived in HCM City for nearly 20 years and the transformation of its canals is the most impressive of all the changes I have seen here to date. When I first moved here, the canals…
Published on 2 May 2014
Vietnam is one of the countries most severely affected by climate change, and its government, ministries and local authorities have been exerting great efforts to mitigate its impact. For a long time, the preferred solution has been to engage in infrastructural engineering and construction and other "hard" options – such as sea walls and dikes – rather than "soft" options such as conserving, restoring and…
Published on 22 April 2014
"Children generally have low awareness and limited capacity to adapt to impacts of climate change," Nhue said at conference attended by experts from various non-governmental organisations in Hanoi this week. "They have limited access to assets, information and government resources," he said. At the conference, experts shared their experiences and measures taken to cope with climate change. Statistics released by Plan in Vietnam showed that…
Published on 17 March 2014
Bui Quang Vinh, Vietnam’s Minister of Investment and Planning, signed an exchange of notes on the issue Wednesday with Japanese ambassador Hiroshi Fukada, who said the loan aimed to facilitate a boost in foreign investments in the country. Forty percent of the funds will be earmarked for the country’s Support Program to Respond to Climate Change, and the rest is being called the Economic Management…
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