Gov’t plan to reduce number of polluting enterprises

July 06, 2018 - 09:00

The Government has approved a programme to reduce the number of polluting enterprises by 2020.

Local residents work at a garbage dump. — VNA/VNS Hưng Thịnh
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has recently approved a VNĐ535 billion (US$23 million) programme to wipe out utility enterprises seriously polluting the environment by 2020.

The goal of the programme, which will be run by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, is to eliminate environment pollution at 30 garbage dumps and unhygienic landfills nationwide.

In addition, discarded medicine, pesticides and packages at 70 other seriously polluted places will be collected and destroyed. 

Three wastewater treatment facilities will also be built to treat wastewater that is being directly discharged into the Nhuệ - Đáy rivers, the Cầu River and the Đồng Nai River. — VNS