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Ministries to ban shipping lines that transport waste

Imported scrap containing waste at Hai Phong Port.

The Ministry of Finance has asked the Ministry of Transport not to grant business licences to shipping lines that transport scrap that includes waste and pollutants to Viet Nam. The move follows the Prime Minister’s instruction on urgent efforts to manage the import and use of scrap as a material …

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Organic fertilizer still not popular in Vietnam

Scientists have urged farmers to use organic fertilizers

Organic agricultural production has been expanding in Vietnam, but very few made-in-Vietnam organic fertilizer products are marketed. Scientists have repeatedly urged farmers to use organic fertilizer to protect the environment and ‘clean’ land, while the government has encouraged enterprises to invest in organic fertilizer production. However, the organic fertilizer output …

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Solutions needed to ease Mekong Delta flooding

Mau Than street in Can Tho city in the Mekong Delta is flooded during high tides

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta are taking serious measures to prevent flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season in the area. The delta’s provinces, and especially Can Tho city, have been severely affected by high tides over the past few days. Many roads in the inner …

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Heavy rainfalls leave one dead, another missing

In Bao Yen district, Lao Cai province

Heavy rainfalls in the northern mountainous provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang left one dead and another missing, causing a loss of nearly 31 billion VND (1.34 million USD) as of October 23. According to the Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control on …

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Rhino horn cache seized at Noi Bai Airport

Customs officers at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have seized nearly 34 kilos of rhino horn from South Africa on October 12

Customs officers at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have seized nearly 34 kilos of rhino horn from South Africa. The batch was found on October 12 when authorities checked a 53-kilo package which was transported on the QR 8954 flight operated by Qatar Airways, departing from South Africa, …

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