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  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam The Vietnamese government on June 30th finally issued the result of its investigation into the cause of the deaths of 100 tons of wild and farmed fish off the country’s coast back in April, blaming wastewater discharges by Formosa Ha Tinh
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HANOI, Vietnam Protesters have taken to the streets in Vietnam’s major cities and coastal communities on a regular basis over the past six weeks to demand more government action to curb environmental threats, as well greater transparency, in the wake of
  • 29 Sep 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report AN GIANG Thanh Nien News Vietnamese environmentalists say the hydropower race unfolding on the lower Mekong River will destroy the delta's downstream economy. Experts at a Tuesday conference in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang called the dams &quot
  • Ecosystems in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have already suffered damage due to exploitation of resources, and plans for large dams will only increase the level of damage, according to more than 200 experts who attended at a forum in Ca Mau province this past weekend.
  • 21 Aug 2012- 10:39 by Local Press Report HANOI Vietnam Net Bridge The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $10.9 million USD grant to Oakland-based East Meets West Foundation to improve sanitation and hygiene in rural Cambodia and Vietnam. East Meets West, an international development
  • 27 Sep 2011- 09:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Vietnam’s Environmental Protection Law needs to be overhauled, experts say.  Experts quoted by VietNamNet Bridge last week portrayed the law as unworkable. Colonel Luong Minh Thao, Deputy Head of the Environment Police
  • 17 May 2011- 09:41 by Local Press Report HANOI VietnamNet Bridge Australia will provide some $145.7 million USD in official development assistance to Vietnam in 2011-12, 8.2 percent more than last year. The Australian aid program in Vietnam focuses on strengthening human resource development,
  • 2 Aug 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Nhdn Dan (Vietnam) The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on July 24 sponsored a two-day workshop in Thua Thien-Hue province focused on developing human resources for the water supply system. The event included presentations on
  • 24 May 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Vietnam, HANOI Human activity like cutting down forests, gold mining operations and constructing dams have caused many of Vietnam's surface water sources to start to dry up. The current drought began last September, and remains severe in the
  • 19 Apr 2010- 20:57 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Thanh Men Daily (Vietnam) Construction of dams upstream and on lower reaches of the Mekong River could render the Mekong Delta unviable, said Professor Carlyle Thayer of the Australian Defense Force Academy. Thayer said China's refusal to
  • 29 Mar 2010- 20:57 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Viet Nam News The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance for a human resources development project targeting the urban water sector in central Vietnam. The project would enhance awareness of human
  • 2 Nov 2009- 19:59 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI VNS (Vietnam) Access to clean water, sanitation and housing are fundamental to health, according to Dao Duy Quat, a representative of the Party Central Committee's Commission for Popularization and Education. He was speaking at a human
  • 27 Apr 2009- 20:58 by Local Press Report HANOI VNA (Vietnam) Policy-makers and scientists from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered in Hanoi on April 20 for a three-day consulting seminar on water and sanitation in Mekong region. The seminar was held within the framework of the UN Human Settlements