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SMEs need supporting policies that work: forum

Việt Nam’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need the State to better implement supporting policies to ensure their efficiency, according to participants at a policy forum supporting SMEs…  

UNDP helps Vietnam’s coastal communities adapt to climate change

Mangrove forests are an important buffer between the sea and coastal communities. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in collaboration with the Vietnamese government and the Green Climate…  

Việt Nam promotes conservation and protection of wetlands

The establishment of two new wetland protected areas (WPAs) – Thái Thụy WPA in the northern Thái Bình Province and Tam Giang-Cầu Hai WPA in the central Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, were seen as positive…  

20 years since Việt Nam joined World Biosphere Reserve network

As most of the protected areas and biosphere reserves in Việt Nam are located in areas with high poverty rates, achieving the goal of both conservation and economic development is difficult.  

UNDP helps Quang Ngai residents increase resilience to natural disasters

People in Binh Thuan commune, Binh Son district, Quang Ngai province, are recovering from typhoon Molave. They survived the strongest typhoon to hit this region in the past decades, thanks to the safe…  

Central residents take each day as it comes after historic storm

Two weeks have passed since Storm Molave weakened, but residents in central provinces are still struggling to clear up the aftermath. Molave was the ninth storm to hit Việt Nam and one of the worst…  

Storm-proof home initiative transforming living conditions

The recent storms causing misery in central Vietnam may have left large wounds in the lives of poor residents in the south-central province of Quang Ngai. However, many of them are able to avoid the…  

Integrating resources for reduction of ocean waste in Bình Thuận

A project funded by Norwey to clean up the oceans has been officially launched in the southern province of Bình Thuận.  

COVID-19-affected poor farmers get support

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bình Thuận Agricultural Extension Centre have handed over agricultural production equipment and materials including fertilizer (200 tonnes),…  

Resilient homes rescue those in storm- and flood-hit areas

An increase in extreme weather events is posing great hardships to many Vietnamese people in the south-central province of Quang Ngai, with many witnessing their homes being destroyed beyond repair by…  

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