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Đồng Nai plans environment monitoring system

Update: September, 03/2016 - 09:53
 The southern Đồng Nai Province’s People’s Committee is developing a new environmental protection plan until 2020.—Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn

ĐỒNG NAI — The southern Đồng Nai Province’s People’s Committee is developing a new environmental protection plan until 2020.

Speaking at a conference on the plan yesterday, Võ Văn Chánh, deputy chairman of the committee, said an environmental monitoring system would help to improve environmental quality and reduce pollution.

Facilities for environmental monitoring will be built to measure air, water and groundwater pollution.

Nguyễn Ngọc Thường, director of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that four water monitoring stations would be built along the Đồng Nai River, and at a section extending from Trị An Lake in Định Quán and Vĩnh Cửu districts to Biên Hòa City.

Two mobile air monitoring stations and 13 wastewater monitoring stations would also be installed at industrial parks.

All data from the stations would be sent to the department and shared with neighbouring provinces of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu, Bình Dương and Bình Thuận.

At the conference, Chánh said the province was seeking investment in green technology projects to limit pollution. The province would also launch regular inspections of companies to identify polluting companies, which would be strictly punished.

In 2014, the province recorded 157 indicents that caused serious pollution, and ordered companies to improve. At least 144 of them resolved the situation.  — VNS

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