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.

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi about gender equality

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi about gender equality

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must accelerate progress on gender equality in order to reach the ambitious and progressive global goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN Women released yesterday at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi.

Traffic congestion causes loss of around $1 billion

Traffic congestion causes loss of around $1 billion

Traffic gridlock in Hanoi causes loss of $1-1.2 billion each year, according to a report of the Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport.