Rice harvesting in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural sector reduces rice-growing areas, improves rice quality

In recent days, the export prices of Vietnamese rice have continued to top rice exporting countries, surpassing those of Thailand, India, and Pakistan. Typically, on January 22, the export price was at US$523 per ton for five-percent broken rice, $498 per ton for 25-percent broken rice, and $438 per ton for 100-percent broken rice. Last year, the export prices of Vietnamese rice also took the highest position many times.
Supermodel, producer and actress Jessica Minh Anh. (Photo: Bazaar Vietnam)

Vietnamese supermodel featured in film marking Paris Agreement

Supermodel, producer and actress Jessica Minh Anh will represent Vietnam in a short film to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Paris Agreement on Climate Change, featuring 20 celebrities from around the world, including artists, sportsmen and politicians.
Natural disasters cause 1.5 percent of GDP loss for Vietnam each year

Natural disasters cause 1.5 percent of GDP loss for Vietnam each year

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment reported that different kinds of natural disasters in Vietnam create around 1.5 percent of GDP loss each year. This rate is predicted to grow in the future unless there are sound national solutions to cope with climate changes soon.

 The project to prevent urban flooding due to climate change is under construction on Ben Nghe Canal. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam fiercely fights against climate change

Understanding that Vietnam is one of the most heavily suffered countries of climate change, the Government has already introduced the national adaptation plan to this environmental issue in the period from 2021-2030, with a vision to 2050. Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has, therefore, prepared its own solutions to successfully carry out this plan, ensuring both social security and sustainable development.

The private sector is actively participating in wind power development (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnam striving to minimize impacts of climate change

Until now, Vietnam has finished its program to cope with climate change, creating a strong foundation for the observation of national commitments to the Paris Agreement, including reducing 8 percent of greenhouse gases from 2020 – 2030 or 25 percent with the aid of international organizations. In order to carry out this program, Vietnam needs the cooperation of all domestic resources.

(Illustrative photo:SGGP)

Country actively copes with natural disasters

Because Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern region has officially entered the rainy and stormy season, tropical downpour and thunderstorm situation are getting more and more serious.  
A mangrove forest in the southernmost province of Ca Mau (Photo: AFD)

EU, French agency support Vietnam’s resilience to climate change, COVID-19

The European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have reached an agreement to strengthen their joint cooperation for increasing Vietnam’s resilience to climate change and natural hazards, and trying to ease the impact of COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian country.