One Planet City Challenge programme of the World Wide Fund for Nature has named Central Da Nang city as National Green City 2017-18 on its list of 21 cities from around the world.

 Da Nang, along with other cities in Vietnam including Hue, Hoi An and Dong Ha, entered the One Planet City Challenge programme in 2017 to show how cities can become hubs for creativity, ambition and innovation in dealing with climate change.

The four cites qualified out of 132 metropolises from 23 countries, but Da Nang was finally selected for the award.

The central city had submitted a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 2016, along with plans for solar power development, biofuel use, Bus Rapid Transit routes and wastewater treatment.-VNA