Plastic bags are sold at a traditional market in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi strives to reduce plastic use

Hanoi aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in the traditional markets, supermarkets and trade centres to protect the environment as well as ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem.

Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park in HCMC (Illustrative photo: SGGP)

Businesses take initiative in attending eco industrial park project

Businesses in Vietnam have proactively and positively participated in improving their management and operation process, using environmentally friendly technologies and recycled products and efficiently using resources as part of eco industrial park project.

Mr. Nguyen Van Thao, Director General of HTD Center speaks at the event (Photo: Courtesy of UNDP)

Workshop on LED lighting products takes place in HCMC

A workshop, a part of the project “Local Development and Promotion of LED Technologies for Advanced General Lighting in Vietnam” (LED project) supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and UNDP, took place in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.

Transport accounts for 59 percent logistics costs

Transport accounts for 59 percent logistics costs

Transport costs account for 59 percent of logistics costs, according to calculation by Competitive and Business Environment Board under Central Institute for Economic Management.

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee talk during their walk around Hoan Kiem Lake (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi leader asks for more ODA loans from France

Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung thanked France for providing ODA for Hanoi to carry out projects in cultural preservation, environmental treatment and infrastructure, including urban railway, and asked for more ODA loans to develop transport infrastructure. 
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha at the Question-and-Answer session (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly grill environment minister on pollution

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha was grilled about serious pollution in Nhue and Day rivers at the National Assembly on October 30, the first day of Question-and-Answer at the NA’s on-going 6th session.