In Southeast Asia, air pollution is emerging as a major threat in metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Jakarta. The average resident in these cities stands to gain two to five years of life expectancy if pollution levels were reined in to meet the WHO guideline.
Preventing and ending vessels’ illegal fishing overseas is the first requirement to lift “yellow card” warning by the European Commission, said Deputy General Director of the Directorate of Fisheries Nguyen Quang Hung.
“Herein, we demonstrate an approach to identify planning levers that can increase the resilience of river deltas under a wide range of future conditions for the 40,000-km2 Mekong Delta in Southeast Asia.”
About 13.6 million Vietnamese do not have enough clean water for their daily activities. While 90 per cent of the population has access to running water in cities, 2.5 million people in rural areas do not.
Over the years, 72 geoscientists from China and Vietnam joined the cooperation, carried out 8 field geological excursions and 7 academic seminars, and jointly published over 40 research papers.
With high net profit margin, which is not less than 40 percent of revenue, the solar power sector contributes nearly 1 trillion VND to ASM each year in revenue and nearly VNĐ400 billion in profit.
The use of fertilisers and pesticides in the Mekong Delta has decreased over the years but is still higher than the national average, despite it proving to be ineffective.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 60 million USD financing package to improve the climate resilience of transport and water supply infrastructure in Vietnam’s south-central coastal provinces of Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, especially in remote upland districts with large ethnic minority communities.
Shrimp waste ends up becoming a toxin all its own, but add to that the various chemicals and hormones aqua farmers are injecting into their shrimp, and you’ve got an even greater problem.The lengthy and complicated supply chain that brings the majority of shrimp into the West from farms in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand burns an awful lot of fuel. Furthermore, some shrimp farms in Vietnam have been injecting their shrimp with a carboxymethyl cellulose gel to make them plumper. It’s not toxic to humans, but it’s certainly not above board, either. And shrimp farms in Thailand have even been accused of human trafficking, child abuse, and slavery,
Includes support to launch the Mekong Coastal Habitat Conservation project, a new three-year, up to $2.9 million project with the International Union for Conservation of Nature. This project aims to protect key coastal habitats in the Mekong Delta region to increase the sustainability of fisheries, enhance climate change adaptation and improve biodiversity conservation.