At the pharmacy in Bình Dân Hospital in HCM City’s District 3, staff use paper bags to pack medicine instead of plastic.
Businesses play an important role in ensuring environmental protection and the sustainable development of Việt Nam, experts said at a forum in HCM City on Thursday.
HCM City administration has planned to reduce the number of waste transfer stations in the city and strengthening measures to treat solid waste to protect the environment.
The award, named after late major-general and academic Trần Đại Nghĩa, recognises scientists for their work in natural sciences and technology
Last year, more than 27.5 tonnes of medical waste was discharged daily in the city including 8.4 tonnes of hazardous waste
Việt Nam’s medical equipment and pharmaceutical markets have seen double-digit growth in recent years and that momentum would continue, making the country increasingly attractive to foreign investors, experts have said.
Many solutions have been proposed, solid garbage treatment in Việt Nam has not yet met the expectation.
The amount of solid waste in Việt Nam has kept surging with more complicated components as a result of increasing population and human activities while treating the waste and reducing its harmful impacts on the environment still pose challenges to local authorities.