Dong Nai river (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins.

JICA and VEA co-organised a technical consultation workshop in Hanoi on June 29 to discuss the building of circulars defining the rivers’ loading capacity and waste discharge quota.

Nguyen Manh Hung, Director of the Department of Waste Management and Environment Promotion, said socio-economic development activities in key economic regions and urban areas in the lower parts of big river basins or coastal estuaries have resulted in pollution and degradation of the water environment. 

He cited the serious environmental contamination on rivers flowing through urban and industrial areas and craft villages in the basins of Cau, Nhue, Day and Dong Nai rivers.

To implement the Law on Environmental Protection and the Government’s Resolution No. 38/2015/ND-CP dated on April 24, 2015 on waste management, the VEA has conducted studies to evaluate the loading capacity of river basins, which will help improve the management of water quality at central and local levels, he said.

JICA will help the VEA build circulars defining the loading capacity of rivers and waste discharge quota, and stipulating the inspection of waste water sources within the framework of the project “Strengthening the capacity of water environment management in river basins”, he added.

During the workshop, participants discussed the building of database on waste water to implement effectively the Law on Environmental Protection and Law on Water Resources Management.-VNA