Ironically, the very fact that Vietnam had suffered such extensive damage in the Vietnam War has meant that it's government is very proactive in it's attitude to environmental policy, in spite of the desire for foreign investment and modernization.
"Forward thinking on the environment and economic development in Vietnam,"
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