Enhancing informal sector’s role in EPR implementation

Enhancing informal sector’s role in EPR implementation

(VEN) - The informal labor force plays a crucial role in the waste value chain, helping producers and exporters achieve recycling rates through the EPR mechanism.
Centre opened to serve environmental data integration, monitoring network operation

Centre opened to serve environmental data integration, monitoring network operation

HÀ NỘI — A national centre for information - data integration and processing and environmental monitoring network operation has been unveiled by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in Hà Nội.
Capacity building for policy makers, large emitters on ETS and carbon market

Capacity building for policy makers, large emitters on ETS and carbon market

Capacity building for policy makers and large emitters on Emissions Trading System (ETS) and carbon market aims to facilitate the pilot operation of the Vietnamese carbon market by 2025 and its official launch by 2028.
Environmental audit to be effective management tool in Việt Nam

Environmental audit to be effective management tool in Việt Nam

HÀ NỘI — An environmental audit is well established in countries with modern industries, but is very new to developing countries including Việt Nam.
Making e-commerce go green

Making e-commerce go green

(VEN) - Vietnam’s express delivery industry has recorded a rapid growth in recent years and has great potential to become an important driving force in promoting the growth of the national economy. However, how to minimize the adverse impact on the environment caused by large-scale packaging and transportation in e-commerce is posing a challenge now.
Energy transition to help aviation sector realise net zero emission goals

Energy transition to help aviation sector realise net zero emission goals

Vietnamese airlines have worked hard to implement the net zero emission targets by using new generation aircraft in their operation, which are more environmentally friendly thanks to advanced technologies.
First provincial biodiversity museum launched in Quảng Nam

First provincial biodiversity museum launched in Quảng Nam

QUẢNG NAM — The first-ever provincial-level biodiversity museum was launched in the central province of Quảng Nam on Wednesday, introducing more than 3,700 photos and 1,200 specimens of flora and fauna found in the locality.
HCM City boosts efforts to manage canal pollution

HCM City boosts efforts to manage canal pollution

HCM City has been trying to eliminate water pollution in its canals in order to improve the living environment for local inhabitants.
Finland-funded climate change adaptation projects reviewed

Finland-funded climate change adaptation projects reviewed

Projects to promote the modernisation of air quality monitoring and management system in urban areas, and hydrometeorological services in Vietnam funded by Finland is progressing effectively, contributing significantly to improving the capacity of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) in early warning of tropical storms, strong winds, and heavy rain, according to Finnish Minister of Climate and the Environment Kai Mykkänen.
Hà Nội’s wastewater project to undergo trial operation

Hà Nội’s wastewater project to undergo trial operation

Once the project is officially operational, waste water from 150 main sewers along the banks of the Tô Lịch River will be collected and treated before being discharged into the river.
PM orders intensified carbon credit supervision

PM orders intensified carbon credit supervision

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has issued a directive focusing on bolstering carbon credit management to effectively implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
Is it possible to deny collection for waste unsorted at source?

Is it possible to deny collection for waste unsorted at source?

Unsorted waste could be denied collection, per a draft document proposed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
PM asks for effective preventive solutions against forest fires

PM asks for effective preventive solutions against forest fires

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has issued an official dispatch, requesting ministries, sectors, and localities to continue vigorously and effectively implementing fire prevention and control measures nationwide amid hot weather across the country.
Heat records broken, more hot weather forecast for May

Heat records broken, more hot weather forecast for May

HÀ NỘI — April saw 112 heat records as the country baked in sweltering weather, with many places breaking temperature records set over a decade ago.
Vietnam faces climate change challenges

Vietnam faces climate change challenges

(VEN) - Without appropriate adaptation and mitigation measures, it is estimated that climate change could cause Vietnam to suffer losses of approximately 12-14.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) annually by 2050, triple the losses in 2020, 3.2 percent of GDP or around US$10 billion.
First low-carbon tourism certificate granted in Hội An

First low-carbon tourism certificate granted in Hội An

HỘI AN — The Field Restaurant, managed by EMIC Hospitality, situated in the ancient town, has been awarded the Gold Platinum Low-Carbon Tourism Standard certification by Magnus International, a leading company in environmental project management and carbon offsets. This distinction marks it as the first tourism establishment in Việt Nam to achieve such a high standard.
Central city seeks stricter controls on forests

Central city seeks stricter controls on forests

ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city’s people’s committee plans to establish a joint-management board of the special-use forests (SUF) including nature reserves of Sơn Trà and Bà Nà-Núi Chúa, and landscape-protected South Hải Vân to control illegal behaviour and violations in protected forests.
Severe heatwaves forecast for Northern and Central Việt Nam

Severe heatwaves forecast for Northern and Central Việt Nam

Việt Nam's Northern and Central Regions are bracing for a scorching hot season marked by intense heatwaves and potential water shortages.
Localities expand activities to develop carbon credit market

Localities expand activities to develop carbon credit market

Localities across the country are undertaking activities to develop the carbon credit market.
Vietnam acts to combat white pollution

Vietnam acts to combat white pollution

The Vietnamese Government has issued a lot of policies, participated in various forums, and promoted international cooperation, demonstrating its activeness and affirming its determination to reduce plastic waste and join global efforts toward a planet without white pollution.
Việt Nam takes action to reduce plastic waste

Việt Nam takes action to reduce plastic waste

The increase in plastic waste has raised the risk of pollution and will increase pressure on the environmental management system if not controlled effectively and scientifically, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).
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Urgent need to improve young labourers’ skills

Urgent need to improve young labourers’ skills

There are many concerns that vocational education is not keeping pace with the changing needs of the work place, since it is vocational training which has the strongest and most direct ties to the labour market.
Import-export turnover hits 368.53 billion USD in H1

Import-export turnover hits 368.53 billion USD in H1

Vietnam’s total export-import turnover hit 368.53 billion USD in the first half of this year, up 15.7% year-on-year. Exports increased by 14.5% and imports by 17%. The trade balance showed a surplus of 11.63 billion USD.
Minister asks for FIATA’s support in dealing with increased shipping freights

Minister asks for FIATA’s support in dealing with increased shipping freights

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien has suggested the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) provide practical measures to assist Vietnamese businesses in overcoming challenges caused by the increased shipping freight rates, port congestion, and shortage of empty containers.
International symposium promotes sustainability

International symposium promotes sustainability

Local and international scholars and experts in technology and design are discussing technology and design solutions to enhance resilience in communities at the Resilience by Technology and Design 2024 international scientific conference that opened in HCM City on Monday.
Nearly 25% of flights by Vietnamese airlines delayed in first half of the year

Nearly 25% of flights by Vietnamese airlines delayed in first half of the year

According to the Vietnam Aviation Authority's report, nearly 31,500 flights were delayed in the first half of the year.
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Import-export turnover hits 368.53 billion USD in H1

Vietnam’s total export-import turnover hit 368.53 billion USD in the first half of this year, up 15.7% year-on-year. Exports increased by 14.5% and imports by 17%. The trade balance showed a surplus of 11.63 billion USD.
gdp growth reaches 642 in first half

GDP growth reaches 6.42% in first half

Vietnam's economy grew by 6.42% in the first six months of 2024, slightly lower than the figure of 6.58% in the same time of 2022 within the 2020-2024 period.
vietnam cambodia build on good neighbourliness and traditional friendship for long term cooperation

Vietnam, Cambodia build on good neighbourliness and traditional friendship for long-term cooperation

The state visit to Cambodia by President To Lam from July 12-13 is a significant milestone to further strengthen, nurture, and deepen the relationship between Vietnam and Cambodia under the motto of good neighbourliness, traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation, and long-term sustainability.
vietnam laos special relations

Vietnam-Laos special relations

The great friendship, special solidarity, and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos are exemplary in the history of international relations, representing a rare model of strong, loyal, transparent, and effective bond between the two peoples in their fight for independence, freedom, and social progress.
dream like and thought provoking artist opens first solo exhibition

Dream-like and thought provoking, artist opens first solo exhibition

The exhibition Dream, at the Centre for Fine Arts and Photography Exhibition in Hà Nội will have around 50 paintings on display, which use various techniques and mediums such as traditional dó (poonah) paper, acrylic and gouache.
Deputy PM urges the establishment of new legal framework for renewable energy

Deputy PM urges the establishment of new legal framework for renewable energy

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trần Hồng Hà called for creating a new legal framework for the fossil energy conversion policy to green and renewable energy, at a meeting on the amended draft Law on Electricity on Monday in Hà Nội.
Businesses will no longer enjoy corporate income tax incentives from 2025

Businesses will no longer enjoy corporate income tax incentives from 2025

It is expected that Vietnam will no longer offer tax incentives such as corporate income tax exemption and reduction as of 2025 in a bid to improve the capacity of public finance for infrastructure investment, said Minister of Finance Ho Duc Phoc.
New legal framework to create advantages for foreign real estate investors

New legal framework to create advantages for foreign real estate investors

HCM CITY – Experts believe that positive changes in real estate laws and the policies of the Government will increasingly attract many foreign investors, helping to orient the market to develop in a more healthy manner.
National Assembly to pass 11 bills at year-end session

National Assembly to pass 11 bills at year-end session

The National Assembly is expected to approve 11 bills and give opinions on 12 other bills at its eighth session in Hanoi later this year, said General Secretary of the National Assembly Bui Van Cuong.
Viet Nam likely to become world’s new semiconductor hub

Viet Nam likely to become world’s new semiconductor hub

Viet Nam's semiconductor industry is forecast to see the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.6 percent between 2023 and 2027, reaching US$31.28 billion by 2027, according to Statista Market Insights.
Garment and textile industry pins hope on a robust second half

Garment and textile industry pins hope on a robust second half

The garment and textile industry expects to see robust growth in the second half of this year, with rising orders and improving consumption demand.
Việt Nam-Italy promote trade connections for leather and footwear industries

Việt Nam-Italy promote trade connections for leather and footwear industries

The Italian Trade Agency in Vietnam, in collaboration with Assomac and Lefaso Vietnam, organised a series of trade promotion events for the leather and footwear industries in HCM City.
Construction sector enjoys highest six-month growth in four years

Construction sector enjoys highest six-month growth in four years

The construction sector recorded a 7.34% expansion in the first six months of 2024, the highest in the first half of a year in the 2020-2024 period, head of the Ministry of Construction (MoC)’s Office Dau Minh Thanh said at a conference held by the ministry on July 11.
DEEP C Haiphong III to secure three investment projects totaling US$200 million

DEEP C Haiphong III to secure three investment projects totaling US$200 million

DEEP C Industrial Zones, a leading industrial park developer in Vietnam, announced the availability of DEEP C Haiphong III (DEEP C HP III) for investors, a strategically located industrial zone designed to empower investment projects in light industries, automotive and supporting industries, port operations, and logistics.
Government seeks to attract investment in mountainous regions

Government seeks to attract investment in mountainous regions

In a move to unlock the economic potential of Vietnam's mountainous areas, the International Cooperation Department (ICD) under the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs has joined hands with the Institute for International Investment Studies (ISC) through a strategic cooperation agreement.
Vietnam remains important investment destination in medium, long terms: MPI

Vietnam remains important investment destination in medium, long terms: MPI

In foreign investors' eyes, Vietnam remains an important investment destination in the medium and long terms amidst the ongoing global supply chain restructuring, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).
PM orders acceleration of public investment disbursement for 2024

PM orders acceleration of public investment disbursement for 2024

The Government Office on July 9 issued an official dispatch on Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s directions requiring the acceleration of public investment disbursement for 2024.
Banks pump over 18.88 billion USD into economy in June

Banks pump over 18.88 billion USD into economy in June

Banks lent more than 480 trillion VND (18.88 billion USD) to economic entities in June, demonstrating the sector’s efforts in concretising the Government’s credit goal of 5-6% to the end of Q2.
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This year's credit growth target achievable: experts

As of June 30, credit expanded 6% compared to the end of 2023 while total outstanding loans approximated 14.4 quadrillion VND (563.3 billion USD), a positive signal showing this year's credit growth target of 14 - 15% is within reach, experts said.
Foreign withdrawals not yet a concern for stock market

Foreign withdrawals not yet a concern for stock market

Foreign investors have been strongly net selling on the domestic stock market, focusing on many blue-chip stocks, putting pressure on the market's sentiment. However, this net selling and capital withdrawal by foreign investors is not yet a worrying trend.
Unlocking green credit for investment projects

Unlocking green credit for investment projects

(VEN) - As a pillar of the financial system, the banking sector has strived to unlock green credit sources, contributing to “greening” investment flows.
Vietnam launches national park passport initiative for the first time

Vietnam launches national park passport initiative for the first time

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on July 11 officially unveiled national park passports for forest enthusiasts and tourists eager to explore the ecological values of forests.
Hanoi seminar empowers women in green transition

Hanoi seminar empowers women in green transition

A seminar empowering women and women-owned enterprises in the green transition took place in Hanoi on July 10, with nearly 100 delegates taking part.
National environmental protection planning project for 2021-2030 adopted

National environmental protection planning project for 2021-2030 adopted

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on July 8 signed a decision approving the national environmental protection planning project for the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2050.
Green production challenges steel industry

Green production challenges steel industry

(VEN) - As the steel industry is one of the major contributors to Vietnam’s carbon emissions, accounting for about 17 percent of the country’s total, energy transition and technological transformation is an urgent requirement for the industry towards green manufacturing.
International symposium promotes sustainability

International symposium promotes sustainability

Local and international scholars and experts in technology and design are discussing technology and design solutions to enhance resilience in communities at the Resilience by Technology and Design 2024 international scientific conference that opened in HCM City on Monday.
Government unveils plan to empower intellectual workforce for national growth

Government unveils plan to empower intellectual workforce for national growth

The Ministry of Science and Technology will spearhead efforts, in collaboration with other ministries and agencies, to build investment policies specifically for sci-tech advancements, with a focus on core, foundational and cutting-edge technologies.
HCM City International Technology Exposition launched

HCM City International Technology Exposition launched

The International Technology Exposition (iTECH Expo 2024) aims to showcase the latest technological solutions and facilitate trade and investment promotion in the technology sector.
Việt Nam promotes cooperation with WIPO

Việt Nam promotes cooperation with WIPO

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bùi Thế Duy is attending the 65th of Series of Meetings of the Assemblies of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from Tuesday to next Wednesday.
Urgent need to improve young labourers’ skills

Urgent need to improve young labourers’ skills

There are many concerns that vocational education is not keeping pace with the changing needs of the work place, since it is vocational training which has the strongest and most direct ties to the labour market.
Making all efforts to complete Mekong Delta

Making all efforts to complete Mekong Delta's expressways ahead of schedule: PM

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính had a working session on Saturday with ministries and localities in Mekong Delta to resolve obstacles and promote strategic transportation infrastructure development, after concluding two field inspections of the construction of expressways.
Việt Nam helps Laos build drug treatment and rehabilitation centre

Việt Nam helps Laos build drug treatment and rehabilitation centre

VIENTIANE — Construction of a drug treatment and rehabilitation centre started in Vientiane province of Laos on July 12 with the support from the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security.
Nhổn-Hà Nội Station metro line granted international safety certificate

Nhổn-Hà Nội Station metro line granted international safety certificate

The Nhổn-Hà Nội Station metro line project has received a safety certificate - a first and necessary stage on the way to being allowed to start operating.
Nearly 25% of flights by Vietnamese airlines delayed in first half of the year

Nearly 25% of flights by Vietnamese airlines delayed in first half of the year

According to the Vietnam Aviation Authority's report, nearly 31,500 flights were delayed in the first half of the year.
First Vietnamese singing contest held in Japan

First Vietnamese singing contest held in Japan

The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan organised the closing ceremony and award presentation for the first-ever "I Love My Mother Tongue" singing contest on July 13.
Metfone – a typical model for Vietnam-Cambodia economic cooperation: President

Metfone – a typical model for Vietnam-Cambodia economic cooperation: President

The President appreciated the results that Metfone has achieved during its 15-year presence in the Cambodian market.
Vietnamese businesses in UK strengthen connections

Vietnamese businesses in UK strengthen connections

More than 50 members of the Vietnam Business Association in the UK (VBUK) have gathered in London to share their operation experience in the European country.
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Hà Nội poised for 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

Hà Nội poised for 70th anniversary of Liberation Day

The capital city of Hà Nội is set to celebrate the 70th anniversary of its Liberation Day (October 10) with a series of vibrant activities to be held across the area.
Vietnamese flavours spotlighted at culinary week in Jakarta

Vietnamese flavours spotlighted at culinary week in Jakarta

JW Marriott Jakarta is hosting a Vietnamese culinary week themed "Vietnamese flavours” in the Indonesian capital from July 12 to 20.
Jeonggwan Junior Choir, Korea to perform

Jeonggwan Junior Choir, Korea to perform

The Jeonggwan Junior Choir from Busan, Korea will perform a set which will include traditional and contemporary folk music, Korean-style pop and international melodies.
The Hudson Rooms & Track 61 among the top 81 best bars in Asia

The Hudson Rooms & Track 61 among the top 81 best bars in Asia

Capella Hanoi continues its award-winning streak as The Hudson Rooms & Track 61 are honoured in the top 81 best bars in Asia 2024.
Việt Nam working with Google to boost culture and promote tourism

Việt Nam working with Google to boost culture and promote tourism

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will promote culture and tourism on Google platforms, said the deputy-minister Hoàng Đạo Cương.
HCM City unveils short film series to promote tourism

HCM City unveils short film series to promote tourism

The HCM City Department of Tourism has launched a short film series to promote its tourism attractions.
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Quảng Bình's national park, caves highlighted by Lonely Planet

Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Sơn Đoòng Cave, Tú Làn Cave, and Thiên Đường Cave are must-see attractions in the Việt Nam's central province of Quảng Bình.
Popular Đà Lạt Art Street returns for 2nd year

Popular Đà Lạt Art Street returns for 2nd year

Đà Lạt City and art exhibition space Stop And Go Art Space launched the “Đà Lạt Art Street Season 2” (Cung đường nghệ thuật Đà Lạt) on July 11 after last year’s inaugural event became a big hit.
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