The Hanoitimes - According to announce of Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the ministry will launch a campaign to make the world cleaner from September 23 to 30 with the theme waste management for the sustainable rural environment.
The campaign aims to highlight the important role of environmental management, especially the control of waste in rural areas during national construction and development.
Vietnam’s government to launch the campaign to make the world cleaner.
The ministry called for the response from the ministries and localities through the strengthening of State management over the environment, close supervision over projects with the high risk of causing pollution, encouraging enterprises and the community to engage in environmental protection activities.
Ministries and localities should coordinate with the media to increase the communications on environment preservation while strengthening the popularisation of laws and policies related to the environment.
During the campaign, entire society in the gathering and treating waste as well as planting trees. Meanwhile, 28 coastal localities will strengthen activities to clean the environment along beaches and coastal areas.
Vietnam is a rapidly developing country with over 95 million people as of 2017. Rapid development combined with deforestation, few or nonexistent vehicle emission standards, polluting gasoline motorbikes, and poor urban planning has caused poor air quality in major cities.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in a report that the pressure of socio-economic development would lead to environmental degradation. In Hanoi, the amount of carbon dioxide will increase from 600,000 tonnes in 2005 to 1.4 million tonnes in 2020, while the amount of sulfur dioxide will also rise from 1,500 tonnes in 2005 to 4,000 tonnes in 2020.
In its effort to become a sustainable city, the Hanoi government approved in March 2014 a plan under which Hanoi will become a green and clean city by 2030 and pollution in the city center will be addressed.