High tide created flooding on Tran Xuan Soan Street in District 7. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC adjusting master planning to cope with climate change

Climate change has created severe impacts on several regions in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, which is predicted to witness more sea level rise, flooding due to heavy rain and high tide, salt water intrusion, and temperature rise. This asks that the municipal authorities fine-tune the city master planning to address environment-related issues.

Development of green urban areas

Development of green urban areas

Increasing resilience, rehabilitation and adaptation to climate change for urban areas are a top concern of countries, including Vietnam.
The virtual meeting between experts of the water industry in Vietnam and Hungary

Vietnam to implement advanced technologies in water source protection

The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Science and Technology Associations has just organized a virtual meeting for businesses of the water industry between Vietnam and Hungary regarding current challenges and solutions to ensure security and quality of water sources in Vietnam.

Brands go green

Brands go green

More than 90 percent of domestic enterprises have had activities to convert to the circular economy model in various degrees, according to the result of a survey by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) announced in early October this year, showing a positive signal in Vietnam's roadmap towards a circular economy.
Adoption of high technologies needs promoting for sustainable agriculture

Adoption of high technologies needs promoting for sustainable agriculture

Aquaculture is more and more developing and plays an important role in the world. The global aquaculture production is currently above 82 million tons. Of which, Vietnam has more than 4.2 million tons, standing in fourth place in the world, and the Mekong Delta accounts for about 70 percent of the total farming area and production of the country.
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.