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Hanoi ranks 59th out of 63 provinces for people's satisfaction with living environment

According to the Provincial Environmental Protection Index (PEPI 2021), Hanoi ranked 59th out of 63 provinces and cities for residents’ satisfaction with the living environment.
Waste in a suburban district of Hanoi.

Hanoi ranked 59th out of 63 provinces and cities for residents’ satisfaction with the living environment, according to the recently released Provincial Environmental Protection Index (PEPI 2021) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

The report was based on two groups of indicators: 1/evaluating implementation of environmental protection goals and tasks through 22 component indicators; and 2/ people's satisfaction with the quality of the living environment, including eight related criteria/issues.

The central city of Da Nang ranked top in the PEPI 2021, with 79.82 points, followed by the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau with 78.79 points, and the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong with 51.30 points.

Regarding the indicator for people's satisfaction with the quality of the living environment, Hanoi's scored 20.5 points. This figure is below the national average (24.2) and only above the four provinces of Bac Kan, Ha Giang, Vinh Phuc, and Binh Phuoc.

The northern mid-land province of Phu Tho ranked first in the country for this indicator, with 28.7 points, followed by Ba Ria - Vung Tau with 28.3 points. Ho Chi Minh City ranked 4th with 27.5 points.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said that the report was compiled from a sociological survey conducted by local Vietnam Fatherland Front committees. The subjects included farmers - 35%, workers - 25%, service providers - 20%, civil servants - 20%, pensioners - 20% and students - 5%.

This is the second year that the ministry releasing the report. Based on this result, the ministry will propose local governments to have solutions to improve the efficiency of environmental protection.

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