|A scene capturing the extent of water pollution in the Nhuệ River. – Photo moitruong.net.vn|
HÀ NỘI -- Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Trần Hồng Hà has decided to establish a steering committee to monitor the project on strengthening the environmental management of river basins.
The decision aims to improve the quality of river water, which tends to be poor and suffers from severe pollution in some areas such as Cầu, Đáy, Nhuệ rivers and Đồng Nai River system.
The steering committee is responsible for directing, monitoring and supervising the execution of the project to ensure the target is met, schedule is followed and quality is achieved.
The project is the result of co-operation efforts between the governments of Việt Nam and Japan and will be rolled out between 2016 and 2018.
Võ Tuấn Nhân, deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment, is heading the committee, which brings together ministry leaders and heads of provincial and city departments as well as representatives of the International Co-operation Agency of Japan in Việt Nam. – VNS