10:00 | 25/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Electronic waste accounts for only two percent of the total amount of solid waste generated, but for 70 percent of hazardous waste that is not handled properly in Vietnam. The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) of manufacturers and importers is expected to improve management of e-waste in Vietnam.
08:00 | 23/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Clean industrial parks (IPs) have been established recently in Hanoi, Hung Yen Province and other localities. Although this is a good signal for sustainable industrial development, Vietnam has yet to adopt relevant standards or announce its policy and regulations for clean IPs.
Opportunities and challenges for Vietnam
10:00 | 22/09/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a provision of the newly enacted Environmental Protection Law, is expected to be an effective solid waste management tool. It will help Vietnam develop a circular economy and promote the development of the environmental industry, producing jobs and yielding great economic and environmental benefits.
Vietnam’s tourism industry goes digital
06:00 | 18/09/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The hard-hit tourism industry must switch to new models and business methods and create novel and unique products by speeding up its digital transformation in order to adapt to the difficult circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hanoi residents, business not entirely satisfied with public services
06:00 | 11/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - Hanoi’s 2020 Satisfaction Index of Public Administrative Services (SIPAS) reached 85.15 percent, ranking 33rd among 63 provinces and cities nationwide. In an effort to improve the index, the municipal people’s committee requires relevant units to effectively operate the one-stop-shop and inter-agency one-stop-shop mechanisms.
Vietnamese consumers will abandon long online banking account applications
15:38 | 08/09/2021 Society
FICO’s 2021 digital banking survey shows that Vietnamese consumers expect a seamless banking experience when it comes to opening an account via a mobile app or website, with two in five expecting to answer 10 questions or less or they will abandon the process. One out of six Vietnamese will drop out if asked more than five questions.
Hanoi protects Covid-free zones, speeds up coronavirus testing
06:00 | 03/09/2021 Society
(VEN) - Barriers and a green board have been put up at the entrances to residential areas of Hanoi where no Covid-19 cases have been reported, outlining measures that non-residents must take before entering. The move joins the capital’s strict implementation of social distancing and mass vaccination campaign to control the pandemic.
Hard-hit Vietnamese tourism plans for a better future
06:00 | 29/08/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - The tourism industry has entered a second year of crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic with unprecedented damage and no signs of recovery. However, the green economy needs to adopt a positive posture and prepare for recovery and sustainable development.
Government sets major goals for plastic waste control
10:00 | 28/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - A newly signed governmental decision sets out goals for improved waste management in Vietnam, including the use of environmentally friendly plastic bags and packaging at all supermarkets by 2025. Tourism sites and hotels will not be allowed to use non-biodegradable plastic bags and single-use plastic products by 2025, either.
Proposed EPR gives impetus to environmental industry development
09:00 | 26/08/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), a practice and a policy approach that imposes responsibility for product disposal on producers is expected to provide opportunities to share the financial burden of solid waste management and serve as an impetus to the development of Vietnam’s environmental industry.