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Minister Tran Hong Ha received UNDP Country Director in Viet Nam

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).

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Promoting the agricultural land market

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.

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Vietnam aims to use green technology for sustainable management of water environment

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.

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To strictly handle with violations on scientific research in Vietnam's sea

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.

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Online mapping system of landslide warninglaunched

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.

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EU Climate DiplomacyFair 2017

The EU Climate Diplomacy Fair 2017 is being held in Hanoi, introducingmany climate change adaptation initiatives, products as well as projects of Vietnam under the support of the European Union (EU).

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Publishing set of Vietnam-Laos national boundary maps

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.

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High-resolution remote sensing imagery application of Japan

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”.

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Forecasting capacity is improved to reduce damage caused by natural disasters

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.

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Importing over ten-year machinery might be banned

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.

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