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Viet Nam loses ‘green’ image

Viet Nam was enduring adverse affects to the environment after 25 years of economic development, said environmental experts. The comment was made at a recent workshop on harmonising economic development and environmental protection held in the northern province of Ninh…

Eco experts back ‘green economy’

The rapid industrialisation and economic development of Viet Nam over the last 25 years has created a negative impact on the environment according to Nguyen The Chinh, deputy director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources. Chinh…

62 Poorest Districts in Vietnam

Map and information about poorest districts in Vietnam defined in the Resolution No. 30a on Speedy and Sustainable Poverty Reduction Programme For the 61 Poor Districts. For more information about each district, please click on the location symbol. See 62…

Viet Nam’s Forestry Sector and Environmental Sustainability

Maintaining and increasing forest coverage is identified as one aspect of ensuring sustainable development of Viet Nam in the country’s strategies. Viet Nam has seen the reversed trend in forest coverage loss since 1995 after decades of war and timber extraction for economic purposes. While there’s still controversy about quality of remaining and new forests, the statistical quantity of forest coverage looks promising.

Video Report on the Roundtable on Mekong Dams

A news report by VTC about the policy roundtable "Mainstream Mekong Dams: Implications on Livelihoods, Food Security and Regional Stability" organized by PanNature and the Institute of Legislative Studies (a research body of the National Assembly of Vietnam) on 4th…

Economic growth depletes resources

Experts have decried the excessive focus on economic development that has severely depleted the nation’s natural resource base, and called for urgent measures to redress the problem. Ways to balance the country’s socio-economic development with preservation and efficient use of…

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