|The capital city will clean 122 polluted artificial lakes in the inner city. — Photo petrotimes.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội People’s Committee aims to implement several projects to strengthen national capacity in response to climate change and environmental pollution in the capital during 2016-2020.
The city will build an additional 25 parks, repair and maintain 104 artificial lakes, and treat 122 polluted lakes in the inner city.
More wastewater treatment plants will be developed, in the expectation that, by 2019, all wastewater in urban districts is treated to improve the water quality in the Tô Lịch and Nhuệ rivers.
The city has effectively operated a solid waste treatment plant that generates power from waste with incineration technology. It has received 3 foreign investors wishing to build more waste treatment plants with that technology in the city’s Nam Sơn, Xuân Sơn and Đồng Ké districts.
Hà Nội is also carrying out a programme to plant one million trees. The city hopes that by 2020, green areas will reach 10-11sq.m per person.
Authorities are also focusing on relocation and resettlement plans for households living in areas affected by climate change and natural disasters.
Organising and guiding relief plans are also being implemented to ensure urban citizens can adapt to climate change.
Deputy director of Hà Nội’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Tuấn Định said that in the future, the city will continue to take advantage of opportunities for low-carbon development and improving the quality of life for residents. — VNS