Vietnam eyes tackling transport pollution
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed support policies to encourage environmentally-friendly means of transport which run on electric engines and use renewable fuels.
Traffic in the central city of Da Nang
The proposal which aims to control air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been submitted to the Government for consideration.
It was made following the ministry’s study on international experience in managing environmentally-friendly means of transport.
The ministry has submitted to the Government reports on air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Vietnam, and development of electric means of transport.
To better manage air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions discharged by means of transport, the ministry proposed the Government consider and submit the draft amended law on environmental protection to the National Assembly for approval.
The ministry also proposed the issuance of a Government resolution on controlling air pollution. The solutions include launching policies and assistance to encourage environmentally-friendly means of transport and the use of renewable fuels.
The Ministry of Transport is in charge of working with relevant agencies to build and implement the strategy on developing environmentally-friendly means of transport.
The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment are responsible for adding environmentally-friendly means of transport to the list of vehicles enjoying tax preferential policies for imported automobile components.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will work with relevant agencies on national technical standards on emissions and timeline of the standard application different types of vehicles.
The ministry will issue criteria for environmentally-friendly means of transport and plan to retrieve and recycle batteries from electric vehicles./.
Air quality in Ho Chi Minh City is predicted to worsen as local construction projects and factories resume operations.
An increase in the number of industrial zones has been polluting Vietnam’s environment, and there are no appropriate solutions in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) warned in its draft 2019 report.