Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) held a meeting in Hanoi on Apr. 26 to
assess results of a project called, “Vietnam Provincial Environment
Launched in 2008, the project
has been carried out in several provinces and cities, including Bac
Ninh, Hanoi, Hai Duong, Binh Duong, Long An, Quang Ngai, Soc Trang and
Bui Cach Tuyen, Deputy Minister of Natural
Resources and Environment (MONRE) , who is also Director of the
project management board, said thanks to the close coordination among
related agencies, the project has achieved initial results.
He said MONRE has coordinated with other agencies to build policies of
industrial pollution management, which have been applied in the
project’s provinces. The project has helped increase effectiveness of
expenditure for industrial pollution management (IPM).
All provinces engaging in the project have conducted the IPM programme
in an effective and sustainable manner, focusing on pollution in
industrial zones, trade villages and interregional pollution.
Le Ke Son, VEA Vice Director and project director, said in the next
year of implementation, the project will consist of five major
components, aiming to make environmental law and policies, assisting
provinces in technology and managing expenditure as well as in project
Implemented under the agreement of the
Governments of Vietnam and Canada for the 2008-2013 period, the
project focuses on building capacity of local levels to address
industrial pollution issues.
The project also supports MONRE in improving effectiveness of IPM policies and regulatory frameworks.-VNA