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Viet Nam plans to control air quality

Update: September, 26/2015 - 08:59

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held on Thursday a workshop on the national draft plan for managing air quality by 2020. — Photo mt.gov.vn

HA NOI (VNS)— The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held on Thursday a workshop on the national draft plan for managing air quality by 2020.

Under the draft of the National Action Plan on the management of air quality from 2020 to 2025, the goal is to control sources of emissions, improve the ambient air environment, and ensure a healthy environment for all people, Deputy Director of Environment, General Department, Hoang Duong Tung said.

By 2020, the dust, sulphur dioxide (SO2) and nitrite (NOx) arising from the cement production facilities, electricity, and chemical production, in addition to fertiliser and petroleum production, should reduce by 20 per cent.

At the same time, these agents arising from other production facilities and transport vehicles would come down by 10 per cent.

The mission will include activities such as completion of legal documents and technical guidelines relating to air quality management; strengthening the organisation of air quality management as well as preventive measures; and minimising emissions.

The plan would also include completion of the financial mechanism and diversifying investment sources, strengthening international co-operation on science and technology, inspection and supervision of the implementation of the law on air protection, and raising awareness about pollution and air quality.

By 2020, the production units which have excessive emissions would be equipped with automatic air monitoring systems.

Attending the conference were the concerned representatives.

At the seminar, some suggested that in order to control air quality, there was a need to strictly check emission sources and ensure further consultation of relevant ministries in assigning responsibility and funding. — VNS



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