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Communities not enabled to protect their forests

Forest ranger officials and residents in the Central region said the protection of forests turned over to communities could not be properly managed due to shortcomings in policies

CENTRAL REGION  — Forest ranger officials and residents in the Central region said the protection of forests turned over to communities could not be properly managed due to shortcomings in policies. They noted that residents given forests do not have actual rights to protect these forests, while forest rangers often …

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Vietnam cancels plan to form tourist police force

Vietnam will not set up a new police force to protect tourists as earlier planned, a representative from the Ministry of Public Security said at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday.

Vietnam will not set up a new police force to protect tourists as earlier planned, a representative from the Ministry of Public Security said at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. Instead, the public security ministry will cooperate with relevant ministries to ensure safety for holidaymakers in …

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CPI growth hits 13-year low

Customers buy fresh pork at a market in Thanh Hoa Province

HA NOI  — The December consumer price index (CPI) fell by 0.24 per cent from the previous month, declining for the second time consecutively in the year-end months, said the General Statistics Office (GSO) yesterday. This also marked a year-on-year increase of just 1.84 per cent, the lowest growth in …

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Phung’s last journey to hit Ha Noi screens

Phung's last journey to hit Ha Noi screens

Chuyen Di Cuoi Cung Cua Chi Phung (The Last Journey of Madam Phung), a documentary exposing the hard life of transgender entertainers in a travelling troupe in southern Viet Nam, will soon debut in Ha Noi. The 86-minute documentary by young director Nguyen Thi Tham won the special award at …

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Hoang to coach Hai Phong

Truong Viet Hoang will coach the V-League side Hai Phong.

HA NOI  — Truong Viet Hoang will replace Dylan Kerr as the coach of the V-League side Hai Phong, the club’s Chairman Tran Manh Hung announced. Hung said that the Maltese-born English coach will end his one-year contract with Hai Phong at the end of this year, and that his …

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Community key to fighting climate-change

The Can Gio forest (about 55km to the southeast of HCM City) have been recognised by UNESCO as a world biosphere reserve in 2000. The 30,000-ha reserve helps to protect the city's environment

HCM CITY  — Integration of climate-change adaption strategies into policy development, especially at the community level, is needed to cope with weather changes in Viet Nam’s coastal areas, speakers urged at a workshop held in Can Gio last week. Community and ecosystem-based solutions are badly needed as well, according to …

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