Mangrove expansion protects lagoon from climate change

  • Ensuring sustainability in JICA’s technical cooperation project at grassroots level
PANO - The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on March 9th organized a seminar, "How to Ensure Sustainability in JICA’s Technical Cooperation Project at Grassroots Level" in Hanoi. The seminar was attended by Mr. Don Tuan Phong, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Vice President of The Vietnam Committee for Foreign NGO Affairs; Mr. Mori Mutsuya, Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam Office, and representatives of concerned organizations. At the conference. (Source: The event aimed at disseminating widely valuable results, experiences and lessons from small-scale technical cooperation, called JICA Partnership Program (JPP). JPP has…... [read more]

  • Experts share experience in maintaining small-scale projects
Vietnamese and Japanese experts shared experience in the sustainable management of small-scale technical projects funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) during a workshop in Hanoi on March 9. Illustrative image - Source: VNA Nakamura Tomoki, a representative from the Nippon Koei Vietnam Limited Company, said the regular exchange of information on the progress and outcome of a project as well as arising problems is essential. This will help adjust Japanese projects to suit reality in Vietnamese localities, allowing more effective implementation, participants said. Doctor Ngo Tung Duc from Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry suggested involving local people…... [read more]
  • Pesticide overuse a top food safety concern
A female farmer sprays pesticides on her rice paddy in Thua Thien - Hue Province's Thanh Toan Village. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu by Phuoc Buu THUA THIEN - HUE (VNS) — The increasing overuse of chemical pesticides and fertilisers are posing more threats to farmers' health and agroproduct consumers, but authorities have never had an eye on the overwhelming consumption of the chemicals in agriculture. This would also exert more pollution pressure to the environment at a time when critically polluted areas by pesticide waste from the subsidy period has not been dealt with properly yet. Participants to an…... [read more]
  • Social News 22/12
Six fishermen rescued from sinking ship Two fishing boats from Quang Tri Province rescued six fishermen from Da Nang off the coast of Thua Thien – Hue Province yesterday, as well as towed their sinking ship. The Da Nang's Coastal Information Radio Station said yesterday that the fishing boat, DNA 90388TS, was half submerged in the waters off Thua Thien Hue Province on Saturday. As soon as receiving an SOS reporting the sinking ship, the fishing trawler QT 90099 TS rescued the six fishermen, before another boat, QT 90255 TS, towed the sinking ship to port. Education Ministry prohibits smoking,…... [read more]
  • Educators want closer link with business to find work for graduates
Universities want closer vocational links with business in Vietnam to speed up the transfer of tertiary graduates into viable jobs, a conference on the application of career orientation to higher education has heard. Vietnamese graduates looking for jobs at a job centre in Hanoi. One of the biggest challenges for Vietnamese universities is to become more market oriented and to teach skills for specific jobs, the conference, held on December 18, heard. Bui Anh Tuan, head of Department of Higher Education, said the Strengthening Profession Oriented Higher Education (POHE) project has been applied at eight universities since 2010. The project…... [read more]
  • VN universities urged to train graduates for real job market
VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's higher education institutions should focus more on building market-oriented curriculum to produce the qualified candidates businesses desperately need, officials said at a conference last week. Students at Eastern International University in Binh Duong Province. Vietnamese universities and colleges need to prepare graduates to meet the demands of the labour market. The national higher education system has experienced rapid growth in recent years. It accommodates 2.1 million students in 433 universities and colleges nationwide, Bui Anh Tuan, head of the Higher Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training, said at the conference. Despite all…... [read more]
  • The Cooperative with 5 Bachelors
While cooperatives in the province lack officials with university degrees, the Hoa Thang 2 Cooperative of Agriculture and integrated business (Hoa Thang 2 Cooperative), Phu Hoa district, has had 5 officers with bachelor degrees in the cooperative management board. Hoa Thang 2 Cooperative honored as one of three cooperatives in the province getting awarded with the excellent emulation flag in 2013 (2nd left) by the Provincial People's Committee. Hoa Thang 2 Cooperative has 5 officers graduating from university and holding key positions in the cooperative management board. Mr. Nguyen Van Chin, an agronomy engineer graduating from Hue University of Agriculture…... [read more]
  • Social News 19/9
Child labour prevention efforts intensified Vietnamese and foreign experts discussed in Hanoi on September 17 a project to prevent child labour in Vietnam. The event was co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) in collaboration with the United States Department of Labour (DOL), and International Labour Organization (ILO). It was reported that over the years, the Vietnamese Government has paid much attention to protecting and taking care of children, especially to preventing and reducing child labour. Vietnam has also made great efforts in completing legislation, promoting law enforcement, handling violations, and supporting victims in reintegrating into…... [read more]
  • Hoa Binh hosts community consultation on forest protection
A seminar was held in the northern province of Hoa Binh on September 16 to announce the results of a community consultation on the 2004 Law on Forest Protection and Development. The event was jointly organised by the Centre for People and Nature Reconciliation (PanNature), the Central Rural Development Centre under the Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, and ForLand organisation. The outcomes of the consultation, which was conducted in four villages in Da Bac and Tan Lac districts, showed that over the past decade, Hoa Binh has allocated nearly 236,000 ha, or 73 percent of forest land for local…... [read more]
  • Food safety with the impacts of climate change
Together with the entire nation, Phu Yen province has introduced the orientation for developing agriculture applying the scientific achievements, advanced technology to production to be adaptable with climate change.  Tay Hoa is the district with the largest area of planting rice in the province, ensuring food safety at the spot. Photo: Harvesting rice using mechanism in Phu Thu townlet (Tay Hoa)   In the year 2013, the area for planting rice in the province is estimated at57,140ha, the average output of 60.3 piculs/ha, with the productivity of 344,700 tons, among which, the winter-spring crop has 26,345piculs/ha, productivity at 176,600 tons;…... [read more]