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PM hails Japanese experts' water pollution treatment ideas

Update: April, 12/2019 - 09:00
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc welcomes Japanese environmental experts in Hà Nội yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hailed the water pollution treatment idea suggested by Japanese environmental experts while receiving them in Hà Nội yesterday.

Welcoming the delegation, PM Phúc said Việt Nam pays special attention to the environment and considers this an important issue in national development.

The aspects mentioned by the delegation during this visit are practical for Việt Nam, he said, expressing his hope that their trip will help strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

Dr Tadashi Yamamura, an environmental specialist of the United Nations who is leading the delegation, highlighted the Japanese side’s plans to install modern equipment using bio-nanotechnology on the bed of the Tô Lịch River in Hà Nội to clean this waterway.

He added they have planned for two years before proposing this idea, voicing his belief that the technology will help with wastewater treatment.

Praising the Japanese side’s technology, PM Phúc said the two countries’ relations are flourishing in multiple spheres, and wastewater treatment is a co-operation area with high potential.

He welcomed the Japanese side’s proposal of sponsoring the pilot treatment of water pollution on part of the Tô Lịch River and the West Lake by using new technologies, and described this as a good idea that matches the Vietnamese Party and Government’s policy to promote environmental protection. — VNS

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