Bridging Vietnam, Denmark on green growth

10:30 | 02/02/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - “I like the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet). Instead of driving a car as usual, I like the feeling of leisurely riding a bike around Hanoi’s tranquil streets to enjoy a beautiful view of the city. I can have this feeling during Tet holidays only. Riding a bike is also a good way to save energy and protect the environment.” Danish Ambassador to Vietnam John Nielsen shared these words with Vietnam Economic News’ Phuong Lan in a talk on green growth - one of the hot issues and the focus of cooperation between Vietnam and Denmark in the current period.
VinaPhone ready to welcome Tet with customers

17:33 | 24/01/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The Vietnam Telecom Services Company (VinaPhone) recently announced that it had completed necessary preparations to promote its network capabilities and optimize telephone exchanges. The company has assigned its technical staff members to be on duty during Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays to ensure the best quality of customer service. VinaPhone would like to call upon its customers to cooperate with the company in efforts to prevent the network from being overloaded during Tet holidays.
Vietnam - US joint action to prevent climate change

14:00 | 21/01/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The administration of President Barack Obama is taking action to improve the US’ capability to cope with the impacts of climate change. As one of the US’ partners in the field of green growth and climate change prevention, Vietnam has a demand to promote international cooperation in the field.
Prof. Yasuaki Maeda receives awards

16:19 | 17/01/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - With his active help extended for Vietnam in building a foundation for environmental management, Osaka Prefecture University Professor Emeritus Yasuaki Maeda has recently been honored to receive the Medal for the Cause of Natural Resources and Environment awarded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Clean technology strategy to be boosted

08:00 | 15/01/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - By 2020, 100 percent of new investment projects in energy intensive industries, potentially causing serious pollution to the environment, must meet the standards and technical regulations on clean technology. This is one of the specific objectives in the clean technology strategy until 2020 with a vision toward 2030 receiving Prime Ministerial approval on December 30, 2013.
State management of natural resources and the environment

14:21 | 14/01/2014 Science - Technology

(VEN) - At the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s conference reviewing 2013 operations and 2014 orientations on January 7, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the whole natural resource and environment sector to enhance natural resource management and environmental protection and take the initiative in coping with climate change, saying that they are integral to the country’s sustainable development.
Encouraging the use of environment friendly bags

16:11 | 25/12/2013 Science - Technology

(VEN) - In order to restrict the use of plastic bags, Hanoi’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment continues to encourage people to use environmentally friendly bags.
AFD continues to support Vietnam’s climate projects

08:02 | 16/12/2013 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The French Development Agency (AFD) regards assistance in climate change mitigation as one of its targets of the operation strategy in Vietnam in the 2013-2015 period.
Immeasurable danger from PCBs

10:17 | 13/12/2013 Science - Technology

(VEN) - Polyclobiphenyl (PCB) is one of the 22 Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) which has been used as an ideal additive in some industries such as insulated oil of transformers and capacitors, hydraulic oil, paint and printing ink. However, PCBs have not been produced since the 1970s after the toxicity to human’s health and the environment was discovered.
Denmark continues to help Vietnam promote green growth

14:03 | 06/12/2013 Science - Technology

(VEN) - The Danish Embassy in Vietnam recently held a workshop in Hanoi to launch a report on Firm-level Competitiveness and Technology in Vietnam: Evidence from a Survey in 2012.
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