Economic Growth Combined with Environmental Protection - News on 11th October 2016


1) Economic growth combined with environmental protection

The environment in Vietnam is under great socio-economic pressure. More than 280 industrial zones discharge 550,000 cubic meters of waste water every day and night.

Only 5% of Vietnam’s industrial zones have adequate waste water treatment. Thousands of businesses involved in mining, building materials, and handicraft products have polluted the environment. The use of biological resources has led to shrinking ecosystems.

At a recent national meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc confirmed a ban on productions using backward technology that might pollute the environment.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan said Vietnam intends to develop its economy without destroying the environment. Vietnam wants to attract and creates favorable conditions for investment projects that are technologically modern and meet…

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2) Call for VN businesses to reach global standards

The global technology revolution coupled with the government’s hastened efforts for improving the business climate are enabling Vietnamese firms to reach global standards.

Speaking at the Viet Nam Businesspeople Forum 2016, organised by the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Ha Noi on October 11 on the occasion of Viet Nam Entrepreneurs’ Day (October 13), VCCI Chairman Vu Tien Loc said the role of businesspersons in the socio-economic development had a new dimension, which was different from traditional concepts.

“Advantages are no longer in the hands of the traditionally strong…

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3) Seminar discussed political impacts of PCA’s East Sea ruling

A seminar was recently held in Hanoi, focusing on dissecting the content of the recent ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands, on the Philippines’s lawsuit against China’s claims in the East Sea.

The activity aimed to make it easy for historians to make studies of the advantages and difficulties facing Vietnam in safeguarding national sea and island sovereignty, thus giving relevant advice to Party and State leaders, towards effectuating activities that raise public awareness of national sea and island sovereignty protection and measures to ensure security at sea.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dang Dinh Quy briefed the gathering on the legal concept concerning disputes and types of…

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4) Hà Nội increases oxygen in West Lake to save fish

Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee, Nguyễn Đức Chung, has said Hà Nội is installing four high capacity oxygen supply systems at West Lake to improve the lake’s oxygen content.

The four systems are expected to provide a high volume of more than 300,000 cubic metres of oxygen per day to the lake, the city official said.

After five hours of operation, one of the systems installed on Thanh Niên Road, which surrounds part of the lake, had helped increase the oxygen level from 0.1 to 0.5 mg per litre, according to a report from the committee yesterday.

The oxygen content in water areas around the 500 metre-long system has also been improved, with the highest saturation levels reaching between 6 and 8mg/litre.

Such oxygen increases were ensuring healthy conditions for all species of fish living in the lake, the report noted.

The installation of the four systems was…

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