Slowdown in FDI’s export growth to impact Vietnam’s economy in 2020 A slowdown in export growth of the foreign-invested sector could have a negative impact on Vietnam’s economy in 2020, according to SSI Securities Corporation, Vietnam’s largest brokerage house. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s economic growth could reach 7 percent in 2021-25
Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent researcher, warned that if 11 hydropower dams are built on Mekong River upper course, sand will not be able to reach the Mekong Delta. If exploiting sand, the river bed will become lower. At present, Tien and Hau river beds are 1.3 meters deeper than 10 years ago. … [Read more...] about Experts worry about the fate of Mekong Delta
Hanoi (VNA) - By 2030, the northern province of Bac Giang will become an industrial province with the GRDP ranked among 15 leading provinces and cities nationwide. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung signed Decision No. 139/QD-TTg approving the Bac Giang master plan for 2021-2030, with a vision towards 2050. The plan aims to uphold all potential, advantages, resources and human factors to develop the province fast, comprehensively and sustainably. By 2050, the province will turn into an industrial province of modern, comprehensive and sustainable development. The plan heads to sustainable development in line with environmental protection, natural calamity prevention and responding to climate change, which is suitable with the context of international integration and commitments in bilateral and multi-lateral conventions Vietnam has joined. It also pays attention to ensuring social equality and affairs, focusing on the development of disadvantaged areas as well as … [Read more...] about Bac Giang master plan towards 2050 ratified
The months-long crisis has sparked renewed calls for Australia's conservative government to take immediate action on climate change, with street protests urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reduce the country's reliance on coal. — AFP … [Read more...] about High alert for new Australia bushfires as heat and winds pick up
Investors of one power plant only show the impacts the plant may have on the area. Meanwhile, there are many power plants on the same river, and separate reports won’t show the accumulative impacts of all the plants to the environment. Similarly, ca ban (Pangasius mekongensis) also lives at the estuary of Mekong Delta and migrates back to southern Laos to reproduce. The fish is an important target for fishing industry in the deep-water areas on Tien and Hau Rivers, such as Tan Loc Isle, Vam Nao canal and coastal areas. … [Read more...] about Will the Mekong Delta have fewer coal-fired power plants?