People will apply GM crops if they see the benefits
14:11 | 11/06/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in coordination with CropLife Asia and Agbiotech Vietnam, recently sponsored a talk on resource development policies, strengthening Southeast Asian countries’ agricultural competitiveness, application of modern biotechnology pertaining to food security and climate change and promoting cooperation in Asia.
Chemical sector concerned about environmental protection
10:07 | 11/06/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Many of Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem)’s chemical plants continued to invest in improving their wastewater, exhaust and waste collection and treatment systems last year. They paid special attention to choosing less polluting technologies that met Vietnam’s requirements for environmental protection.
Hanoi diversifies cleaner production activities
10:11 | 06/06/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Last year, Hanoi focused on promoting cleaner production activities along with related awareness raising and strong support for enterprises and craft villagers, with a view to boosting the city’s cleaner production efficiency. Vietnam Economic News’ Bao Ngoc interviewed Nguyen Minh An, Deputy Director of Hanoi Energy Conservation Center, the unit in charge of performing cleaner solutions in Hanoi, on the city’s cleaner production results.
Improving enforcement for draft LEP
14:08 | 04/06/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - The amendment of the Law on Environmental Protection (LEP) in order to overcome shortcomings is essential. However, the state should add specific regulations and strengthen management capacity in environmental protection.
Pulp production by biotechnological methods encouraged
10:26 | 04/06/2014 Science - Technology
(VEN) - According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in the next 5-10 years, Vietnam still has to depend on imported paper. Currently, Vietnam’s pulp production is mainly based on chemical technology characterized with low performance, environmental pollution, and high consumption of natural resources such as water, electricity and coal.