On October 12, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Tran Hong Ha had a meeting with Ms. Caitlin Wiesen on the occasion of her arrival in Vietnam to take on responsibility as the United Nations Country Director for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
There are more and more transactions of agricultural land use right such as transfer, lease, capital contribution between individuals and economic organizations. It will require the development of a market for agricultural land use rights in Vietnam as soon as possible.
According to Nguyen The Dong, Deputy Director General of Vietnam Environment Administration (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment), green technology in sustainable management of water environment is one of the solutions that Vietnam aims at to solve the problems at home towards sustainable development.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is drafting regulations on coordination in licensing, inspecting, controlling and handling with violations by foreign organizations and individuals when they conduct scientific research in Vietnam's sea.
Having been approved by the Prime Minister in 2012, the project entitled "Surveying, assessment and partition oflandslide risk in mountainous regions of Vietnam" is the first project to build an online mapping system based onopen source software.
According to Mr. Le Hoai Trung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the National Border Committee, the legal documents on Vietnam-Laos boundary have been completed. The two parties have revised, supplemented and printed out the official set of Vietnam - Laos national boundary maps.
On the morning of August 29th, in Hanoi, the Department of National Remote Sensing in collaboration with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held a seminar on “High-resolution remote sensing imagery application of Japan”.
Over the past two decades, natural disasters in Vietnam have killed more than 13,000 people and the value of damaged assets has been about 6.4 billion USD. According to international experts, Vietnam has invested to improveforecasting capacity to reduce the risk of natural disasters.
The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has recently issued a draft of circular on importing used machinery into Vietnam. It provides many regulations on date, quality of machinery, equipment and spare parts.