Vietnam takes action to clean out ocean environs

Vietnam is determined to reduce marine plastic litter by 50 per cent. The country also aims to collect 50 per cent of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, such as fishing nets, and to prevent the use of single-use plastics and non-biodegradable plastic bags in 80 per cent of coastal tourism areas, tourist attractions and accommodations, and other coastal tourism service areas.

Rains renew Mekong Delta erosion threat

“Erosion along river banks and coast in the province has become complicated in scale and impact, and can occur any time,” said Huynh Ngoc Nha, director of the Soc Trang Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. After each time, they would mobilise people to repair erosion sites, but things are only worsening, according to local authorities.

Minister: Vietnam targets shift to circular economy

Co-organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE)’s Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Finnish Innovation Fund (SITRA), the event aimed to introduce policies and case studies on the circular economy, relevant principles and recommendations, and discuss green economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.