Vietnam struggles with plastic waste management
13:00 | 27/05/2020 Environment
(VEN) - With daily plastic waste of approximately 18,000 tonnes, Vietnam is one of the world’s top five dischargers of waste into the sea, at 1.8 million tonnes annually. Its action plan on ocean plastic waste management, adopted at a prime ministerial decision in December 2019, is presenting the country with a significant challenge.
Mekong Delta provinces adapt to drought, saltwater intrusion
06:00 | 08/05/2020 Environment
(VEN) - Though saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta was predicted to come earlier and with a higher level of salinity than was recorded in the 2015-2016 dry season, the damage to farming is expected to be less serious as authorities and farmers have taken measures to cope with the situation in the 2019-2020 dry season.
Vietnamese firms fall short on standardization
13:00 | 06/05/2020 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Having an appropriate standardization strategy and meeting international standards is important for businesses to improve quality and competitiveness, and successfully integrate into international markets. However, a large number of Vietnamese enterprises are still unaware of the importance of standardization and/or unable to apply it.
Made-in-Vietnam robots on front lines of Covid-19 battle
06:00 | 05/05/2020 Science - Technology
(VEN) - Robots can replace humans in high-risk environments in carrying out certain tasks, such as delivering medicines and food, collecting garbage, and spraying disinfectants. That was the guiding principle adopted by Vietnamese scientists mobilized for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.