Investors destroy forests as they lease land in Dak Nong under false pretenses

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Investors destroy forests as they lease land in Dak Nong under false pretenses

VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of hectares of forests in the central province of Dak Nong have been eliminated due to a policy that allows investors to lease forest land.

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FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam

(VOV) - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has agreed to provide funding of US$500,000 to the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) for the 2014-2017 period.

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Accelerating ODA disbursement

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Accelerating ODA disbursement

(VOV) - The pace of disbursement of official development assistance (ODA) picked up by over 46% on-year in the first six months of 2014 to US$3.2 billion, meeting 58.7% of the year’s annual target.

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 9/8

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago 1 related news

Germany’s ODA funds afforestation efforts in Hoa Binh province

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Hoa Binh: Germany’s ODA funds afforestation efforts

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Nearly 2,600 ha of forest have been cultivated in the northern province of Hoa Binh under a project using official development assistance (ODA) from the German Government.

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Vietnam vows to optimise use of World Bank loans

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Vietnam vows to optimise use of World Bank loans

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung thanked the World Bank (WB) for its effective assistance to the development of Vietnam over the past years during his meeting with WB President Jim Yong Kim in Hanoi on July 17.

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Shrimp ponds displace protective forests in coastal areas

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Shrimp ponds displace protective forests in coastal areas

VietNamNet Bridge – The increase in farming shrimp in ponds in coastal areas has contributed to the displacement of forests that once protected people from sand and floods in the central province of Quang Nam and the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.

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Soc Trang repairs damaged dykes

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang has allocated VND2.5 billion ($118,750) to fix a part of sea dyke damaged last month in the province's Vinh Chau Town.

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Land reclaimed for afforestation

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VietNam News English 5 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Nearly 4,00ha of forest land illegally encroached on by farmers has been taken back for afforestation, the People's Committee of southern Tay Ninh Province has said.

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Hydropower plants step up afforestation drive

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) on March 22 launched an afforestation festival at the Son La Hydropower Plant.

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Acacia plays key role in environmental protection

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VietnamPlus English 5 month(s) ago

Acacia plays key role in environmental protection

Developing acacias for afforestation and the timber processing industry has a key role to play in realising national targets such as poverty alleviation and ecological protection, heard a conference opened in the imperial Thua Thien-Hue city on March 18.

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NGO role in climate change fight strengthened

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VietNam News English 6 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Nearly 100 civil organisations and 20 poor communities in 23 cities and provinces will benefit from a project strengthening the role of Vietnamese non-governmental organisations in climate change communications and policy advocacy.

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Phu Yen provides 22 billion VND for disadvantaged areas

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

The central province of Phu Yen has decided to allocate over 21.7 billion VND (1 million USD) to underprivileged communes and hamlets to help them develop infrastructure and production.

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Youth union launches Tet tree-planting festival

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago 1 related news

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee on February 9 launched the 2014 Tet tree-planting festival for young people in Chi Linh town, northern Hai Duong province.

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Minister urges preventive measures against forest fires

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VietNam News English 8 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Cao Duc Phat, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, recently instructed citizens to prevent forest fires and urged them to make it a top priority during this dry season.

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