Illustrative image (Photo: danang.gov.vn) Da Nang (VNA) – A workshop was held in the central city of Da Nang on August 2 to kick off the second phase of a project on waste classification at source and waste recycling funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the locality. The event was jointly hosted by the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) of Japan. According to Director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources To Van Hung, the first phase of the project , implemented for five years within JICA ’s Development Partner Programme as part of the bilateral cooperation programme between Da Nang and Japan’s Yokohama city, has proven effective. Officials of Da Nang have been trained directly in Japan, and many models piloted in Hai Chau and Thanh Khe districts. Addressing the workshop , Tsukiji Makoto from IGES introduced a plan to implement the project’s … [Read more...] about JICA-funded project helps Da Nang enhance waste classification at source
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Illustrative photo (Source: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) - While there are very few wild tigers left, the number of the registered captive big cats in Vietnam, mostly in private facilities, has increased from 97 in 2010 to 364 in 2021. According to conservationists, there are only about five tigers recorded in the wild in Vietnam. However, individuals and businesses are seeing booming activities of tiger farming for non-commercial purposes, with the number of registered captive ones increasing year by year. Conservation efforts Yet, five is the figure projected by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on the basis of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s estimates as of 2015. Since 2009, Vietnam has not recorded any tigers in the wild or conducted any national surveys of the animal. In the face of tiger disappearance, at the Global Tiger Summit in Russia in 2010, Vietnam and 12 countries committed to doubling the number of wild tigers in the world by 2022 - … [Read more...] about 10 years of conservation: how many tigers left in the wild in Vietnam?
Vietnam strives to restore tourism back to the state of 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. Vietnam’s latest tourism planning places emphasis on the sustainable development of the industry to make it the spearhead in the country’s economy in the years to come. Overview of the conference held on August 9. Photo: MCST The issue was discussed at a conference held on August 9 which gathered domestic and foreign officials and experts to provide ideas for Tourism Planning for the period 2021-2030 and a vision for 2045. The planning has many important points, including quality, efficiency, and competitiveness of an industry that generated US$32 billion in 2019 (before the Covid-19 pandemic). It aims to restructure the tourism industry with spatial orientations and development solutions coupled with the planning of tourist sub-regions, maritime tourism, among others. Vietnam’s tourism industry needs to be oriented by a long-term vision, based on … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks ways to boost competitiveness of tourism