US shares experience in environmental management

The US’s experience in environmental management and air quality control in Vietnam were touched upon at a seminar in Hanoi on January 25.

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Hanoi suffers bad air quality recently. 

The event, themed “Solving the air quality crisis: from the US to Vietnam,” was jointly held by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the environmental protection agency under the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Live & Learn Centre.

Dr. Le Bich Thuy from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology pointed out the harmful impact of air pollution on human health and life, and called for joint efforts to find suitable measures to tackle the problem.

Le Thanh Thuy, from the environmental protection agency, said given environmental challenges, Hanoi has increased investments in waste control and treatment.

Eric Wolvovsky, an expert from the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, introduced the US’s adequate and strict policies and laws on environmental protection.

Air quality in the capital city of Hanoi fell to dangerous levels in the first week of the New Year, particularly in inner city areas, according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

The air quality index (AQI) figures have been reported to the municipal People's Committee who are working with relevant agencies to identify the causes of the pollution and for measures to improve air quality.

Results from 35 air quality monitoring stations in the city showed that the AQI tended to increase from January 1, and rose sharply up on the morning of January 5, hit the peak warning level of 5/6.

 

From December 29 to December 31, 2020, most of the stations showed that the AQI was good or medium level.

However, from January 1, 2021, the air quality tended to drop sharply, some locations including the Environmental Protection Department, the People's Committee of Minh Khai Ward, and the French Embassy.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to step up the implementation of programmes and tasks on air quality control.

The move aims to intensify the control of air pollution, ease its impact on people’s health and spur socio-economic development.

In a recently-issued directive, the Government leader emphasised the need to review law enforcement and the control of dust and emissions at industrial facilities as well as from transport and construction activities.

He also ordered the suspension of the facilities that cause serious environmental pollution./.VNA

PM orders intensifying air quality control measures

PM orders intensifying air quality control measures

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries and People’s Committees of centrally-run cities and provinces to step up the implementation of programmes and tasks to improve air quality control.

Cities, provinces asked to better control air pollution

Cities, provinces asked to better control air pollution

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has requested provinces and cities thoroughly handle hotspots of air pollution and exhaust gas emissions.

 
 

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