Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai tests positive for Covid-19

“After initial symptoms, I got myself tested and the report is positive. I urge all those who came in contact with me over the past few days to get the test done and take caution,” the 45-year-old minister tweeted in Hindi.

Tien Giang to plant 250ha of new coastal protection forests

Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang will plant 250ha of new protection forests in coastal areas from 2021 to 2025, twice the amount of the 2015-20 period, according to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. About 1,300ha coastal protection forests, mostly mangrove trees, help protect sea dykes and […]

Retirement age to increase starting 2021

For example, people with at least 15 years working in heavy, hazardous or dangerous jobs can retire up to five years earlier than the common retirement age. A similar incentive is applied for people working in remote disadvantaged areas or people who have lost at least 61 per cent of their working ability.

Forest environmental service fees scheme promotes forest protection in VN

People in the rural commune Nậm Pìn, Nậm Nhùn District, the northern mountainous province of Sơn La, clear the vegetation in the forest to make a buffer zone to prevent the spread of possible fires during the dry season 2019-20. The people here are beneficiaries of the Government’s payments for forest environmental services. — VNA/VNS Photo

Challenges to new California power plants now allowed in Superior Court

But the First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco said the 2001 law violates the state Constitution, which, with some specified exceptions, allows challenges to government actions to be filed in a county Superior Court where a judge would review the legality of the commission’s action. The judge’s ruling could be appealed.

Charmed in lockdown: garden birds by Denis Thorpe – in pictures

A gathering of goldfinches is aptly called a charm, and they have charmed their way through the ages and appeared in many Renaissance paintings, including a Raphael masterpiece. The birds are often linked to paintings as theological symbols. Recently, a famous goldfinch painting became the subject of a Pulitzer prize-winning novel. Thomas Hardy believed in […]

Dak Nong GeoPark – a tourist attraction in Central Highlands

Located on the M’Nong plateau at average elevation of 600-700m asl, with the highest point being Ta Dung at 1,982m asl, Dak Nong Geopark – the Land of Sounds – (coordinates N12o17’48”; E107o46’58”) covers an area of 4,760km2 of the northern districts of Krong No, Cu Jut, Dak Mil, Dak Song, and Dak G’long districts […]

$815 million ready for Vietnamese startup projects

$815 million ready for Vietnamese startup projects At VVS 2020, the MPI also introduced one more creative idea to boost linkages with local and foreign venture funds. Accordingly, the startups that these funds invest in will be welcomed at the NIC and enjoy all incentives stipulated in Decree No.94. Therefore, the NIC expects to mobilise […]

UK woman offers new lease of life for disabled children

“We would love it if we could get jobs for all of the kids when they graduate, but unfortunately it’s not possible in this area of central Viet Nam and probably in many areas around the world.

Farmers in central region struggle to recover after historic floods

“Besides small areas of farms having newly-sowed seeds, dozens of hectares of land in Bàu Tròn are still left empty. The prices of fruits and vegetables declined sharply after two waves of COVID-19. We thought we could recover when the pandemic was over but then we hard-hit by storms and floods. We lost everything,” Tuấn […]