Social News Headlines 17/6

Bac Ninh to get free wi-fi in public areas People will get free wi-fi Internet access at governmental offices, public places and tourism destinations in the northern province of Bac Ninh from December 31. It is part of a project passed by its People's Committee on June 11 to have wi-fi in the province. The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT) will invest nearly VND10 billion (over US$476,000) in building technological infrastructure and installing equipments as well as providing training courses for staff and managing the project in the province. … [Read more...]

Government News 3/11

Vietnam-RoK relations boosted at provincial level The Friendship Association of Vietnam-Republic of Korea in the northern province of Thai Nguyen held its first congress on November 2 with the participation of 167 delegates. The congress elected an executive board with 27 members for the 2014-2019 tenure. Truong Thi Hue, leader of the provincial National Assembly deputies' delegation, was elected as the Association's chairwoman. Thai Nguyen's Friendship Association of Vietnam-RoK was established to promote the friendship and mutual understanding between Thai Nguyen and the Republic of Korea's localities and their people. … [Read more...]

ASEAN ministers discuss environment issues

HA NOI (VNS)- Viet Nam attended the two-day 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (IAMME) and the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Vientiane, Laos, which ended yesterday. Led by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen, the Vietnamese delegation made active contributions to the events, which focused on the implementation of collaborative environmental protection activities outlined in a master plan building the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community as well as initiatives to enhance future cooperation. … [Read more...]

ASEAN and partners enhance environmental protection

The 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - The 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment and the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Trans-boundary Haze Pollution took place in Vientiane, Laos on October 30 and 31. The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen, attended the event. The Ministers discussed cooperation on the environment, the implementation of environmental targets in the master plan of the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community and initiatives on environmental cooperation. As Vice president of those conferences, Vietnam has actively taken part in discussions and made practical contributions to the events. Vietnam will host the 13th Formal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment and the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Trans-boundary Haze Pollution next year. … [Read more...]

Vietnam attends ASEAN environment ministerial meeting

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Delegates at the meeting (vietnamplus.vn) NDO/VNA - Vietnam attended the 15th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on the Environment (IAMME) and the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution held in Vientiane, Laos, on October 30-31. The Vietnamese delegation, led by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Bui Cach Tuyen, made active contributions to the events which focused on the implementation of collaborative activities in environmental protection, that were outlined in a master plan building the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community, as well as initiatives to enhance future co-operation. Ministers hailed member states' efforts in finalising the ASEAN Peatland Forest s Project in 2009-2014, and effectively implementing the ASEAN Peatland Management strategy in 2006-2020 and the EU-funded Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Peatland Forests in Southeast Asia (SEApeat) project. Vietnam's central imperial city … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Germany review 10 years of cooperation in natural resources and environmental protection

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Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen (VOVworld) - The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has reviewed its 10 years cooperation with Germany. The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding with its German counterpart 10 years ago to share experience in pollution observation, environmental protection training and green growth policy. Deputy Minister Bui Cach Tuyen was speaking at the meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday:"The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment expects to receive further support from Germany. We want to strengthen cooperation in environmental protection, land management, pesticide chemical residue treatment in soil, climate change and law enforcement training." … [Read more...]