The southern province of Dong Nai will spend over 522 billion VND (24.8 million USD) on environmental protection this year.

About 324 billion USD will be allocated to 12 projects to deal with oil spills and climate change, collect urban waste, protect and develop forests, install environmental monitoring equipment in industrial parks and upgrade hospital waste treatment systems.

The remaining will be used to improve environmental monitoring at the grassroots level.

As scheduled, the province will also prevent and control pollution levels, address pollution hotspots and develop climate change scenarios.

It targets to have standard wastewater treatment stations in all industrial parks and collect all medical, solid and hazardous industrial wastes.

Green coverage is expected to achieve 56 percent and 80 percent of rural households will have hygienic farms and toilets.-VNA