Boasting a uniquely diverse ecosystem spread across 31,000 hectares, Nui Chua National Park along Vietnam’s south-central coastline is the country's latest addition to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, as per an indication announcement released by UNESCO in early September. Located in Ninh Thuan Province, Nui Chua National Park’s highest peak is Co Tuy Mountain – also known as Chua Em Mountain, which sits 1,039 meters above sea level. Its next highest peak – Chua Anh Mountain, also known as Ong Mountain – stands 978 meters above sea level. Other large peaks in the Nui Chua mountain system, which runs north-to-south, include Ong Tho, Ba Duong, Sua Nuoc Khi, and Da Vach. The gate of Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre A pasture at Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Photo: Duy Ngoc / Tuoi Tre Nui Chua National Park is endowed with 1,514 plant species, including 27 … [Read more...] about Walk amongst wildlife at Vietnam’s newest UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve
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The wonder of a waterfall in Kon Hà Nừng World Biosphere Reserve. VNA/VNS Photo Việt Nam’s Núi Chúa National Park and Kon Hà Nừng Plateau were recently recognised by UNESCO as Global Biosphere Reserves. This is a great honour for Việt Nam in nature conservation but also poses many challenges in terms of preserving and promoting the values of the two sites, experts and authority officials have said. Núi Chúa National Park is located in the districts of Ninh Hải and Thuận Bắc in the southern central province of Ninh Thuận. The reserve with a high density of natural population, land and sea, and the area inside the buffer zone (forest, sea and semi-desert) covers more than 31,000 hectares. Meanwhile, Kon Hà Nừng Plateau, a forest ecology system, is spread over more than 413,500 hectares in six districts of Gia Lai Province in Central Highlands. "This is a very special and meaningful event as after six years, our country has two more new World Biosphere reserves (the last one … [Read more...] about Recognition more than a title for biosphere reserves
HCM City to receive 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve The General Department of State Reserves under the Ministry of Finance has issued a document on the provision of over 56,555 tonnes of rice from national reserve to Ho Chi Minh City to support pandemic-hit residents. The department has signed contracts with the Phat Tai Company Limited in Dong Thap province, Thuan Minh Import-Export JSC in HCM City and Trung An High-Tech Agriculture JSC in Can Tho city to buy enough rice to supply to HCM City. The HCM City State Reserve Department is tasked to work with local authorities to distribute fee rice to people in need. Earlier, the General Department has given 14,500 tonnes of rice to the city. The distribution was completed on September 9./. Local students win ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest 2021 Vietnamese students Nguyen Nhat Vi and Pham Quang Vinh, both of whom are studying at RMIT University, have won third prize at the ASEAN Youth Social … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 25
Vietnam today has reached a tipping point of clean energy development. In 2012 when then Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc opened Vietnam’s first wind farm, the 20-turbine 30MW Bình Thuan wind power plant, few could have imagined the renewable energy revolution that would accelerate over the ensuing decade. In just nine years, renewable energy capacity has almost tripled, from 13.7GW in 2012 to almost 36GW in 2020, most of which comes from hydroelectricity. Vietnam has overtaken Thailand, the region’s second-largest renewable energy economy, with three times the electricity generation capacity of the latter. During 2020, renewable energy accounted for some 30 per cent of the nation’s electricity output – with natural gas and coal collectively contributing almost 70 per cent. “With hydropower fully exploited, the country’s resources of coal, oil, and gas declining, and nuclear power no longer feasible due to cost and safety concerns, sources of renewable energy are viable … [Read more...] about Unleashing Vietnam’s clean power potential
VIR's 30th Anniversary Tran Tuan Anh On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Vietnam Investment Review, on behalf of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, I would like to send to all leaders, reporters, editors, and other employees of VIR my warmest congratulations. The 30-year development of VIR is associated with the country’s doi moi journey and international integration. It is a great honour and I am glad to see that VIR has made positive contributions and reflected the diversity, vividness, and achievements of the national renovation, economic reform, and press renewal. Through each issue of VIR’s publications, it is possible to see steps, difficult periods, and developments of the economy, from central planning to a socialist-oriented and market-based economy, with the doors open for integration in general and international economic integration in particular. VIR has been doing a good job in timely conveying the Party’s … [Read more...] about Ministry leaders send warm greetings to VIR for Pearl Anniversary
The Hanoi Department of Education and Training has launched a program “Internet connection and computers for children” in response to a project initiated by the Government, which would benefit over 1.5 million needy students nationwide. Free computers for thousands of needy students in Hanoi Addressing the pressing need of underprivileged students who lack the necessary tools to assist them in distance learning amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the project aims to provide equal opportunity for students to access education. Noting that students from low-income and marginalized families were the most affected in their studies during the social distancing regimen, Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Education and Training Pham Xuan Tien said the program is focused on education and built on sustainable support. “Most students depend on computers for learning. Some rely on smartphones and those who do not have any of these devices are excluded,” Tien told The Hanoi Times. “We … [Read more...] about It is estimated that there are around 10,000 students in Hanoi lacking studying equipment.