Ozone layer protects the Earth (Photo: binhthuan.gov.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has achieved significant results in implementing the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. 

The remark was made by delegates to a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 16 by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to celebrate International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (September 16).

According to the delegates, Vietnam has cut the consumption of CFC, Halon, and CTC since January 1, 2010 and completely excluded 500 tonnes of HCFC-141b and 500 tonnes of Methyl Bromide since January 1, 2015. 

On the occasion, the event’s organising board presented awards to student winners of a drawing contest on ozone layer protection. 

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion. 

It came into force on January 1989 and has been ratified by 197 parties, including 196 states and the European Union, making it one of the first universally ratified treaties in the United Nation’s history.-VNA