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  • The Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention, which became effective on January 1, forbids people from forcing others to drink, and the Ministry of Health (MoH) will compile a draft decree on punishments against such violations, said a representative of...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • The Vietnamese Ministry of Health (MoH) has asked agencies to tighten their management over border gates to prevent a type of “unknown viral pneumonia” found in China from entering the country, state media reported. The MoH is collaborating with...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Many reservoirs in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan are facing a shortage of water, affecting supply for the 2019-2020 winter-spring crop, animals and household use. The province’s 21 main reservoirs now have a total of 88.2 million of...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Nearly 1.9 million hectares of land in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have been hit by saltwater intrusion so far, which is 50,000 hectares higher than the affected area in the peak salinization in 2016, according to the Water Resource Directorate (WRD...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Various environmental incidents in 2019 have forced Vietnam’s people and Government to face a reckoning. Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said air pollution, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, had constantly...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta during the dry season, is forecast to enter local rivers 30-40km deeper than the annual average. That is more severe than 2016, the year of historic salinity which caused VND15 trillion ($ 646 million)...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Vietnam’s Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) on December 27 awarded scientific prizes to three foreign scientists for their outstanding achievements and research, which have been contributing to the development of science, technology, and society,...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • Vietnam allocated VND12.83 trillion ($553.02 million) on science and technology research activities in 2019, up 22% in comparison with 2016, according to the statistics by the Ministry of Finance. The country currently has over 4,000 science-...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • More models on education, vocational training, employment and resettlement support, and community integration will be carried out in areas contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as part of efforts to create sustainable livelihoods for...

    Monday, 6th January, 2020
  • More models on education, vocational training, employment and resettlement support, and community integration will be carried out in areas contaminated with unexploded ordnance (UXO) as part of efforts to create...

    Monday, 30th December, 2019