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JICA helps build circulars on water environment management

Update: June, 30/2017 - 11:05
Experts from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn

HÀ NỘI — Experts from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins. 

JICA and VEA organised a workshop in Hà Nội on Thursday to discuss building circulars defining the rivers’ loading capacity and waste discharge quotas. 

Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, director of the Department of Waste Management and Environment Promotion, said socio-economic development activities in key economic regions and urban areas in the lower parts of big river basins or coastal estuaries have resulted in pollution of the water environment. 

He cited the serious environmental contamination of rivers flowing through urban and industrial areas and craft villages in the basins of the Cầu, Nhuệ, Đáy and Đồng Nai rivers. 

To implement the Law on Environmental Protection and Government Resolution No 38/2015/NĐ-CP dated April 24, 2015 on waste management, the VEA conducted studies to evaluate the loading capacity of river basins, which will help improve the management of water quality at central and local levels, he said. 

JICA will help the VEA build circulars defining the load capacity of rivers and waste discharge quota and stipulating the inspection of wastewater sources within the framework of the project “Strengthening the capacity of water environment management in river basins”, Hùng added. 

During the workshop, participants discussed building a database on wastewater to implement the Law on Environmental Protection and Law on Water Resources Management. — VNS

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