The southern province of Dong Nai has spent 1.5 trillion VND (75 million USD) over the last five years to build infrastructure facilities to respond to climate change, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Chanh.

According to Chanh, the money was used to carry out projects such as consolidating embankment in Dong Nai River; building waste-water drainage and treatment system in Bien Hoa city and Nhon Trach and Vinh Cuu districts; upgrading medical sewage treatment system in hospitals at provincial and district levels; building waste treatment system for medical stations.

In addition, the province also invested to upgrade water reservoirs in Long Thanh, Xuan Loc and Thong Nhat districts, Long Khanh town and Bien Hoa city; sluice gate project in Long Thanh district, water inundation prevention project in Suoi Cai spring in Long Khanh town, embankment building in La Nga River in Dinh Quan district and protective forest plantations in Vinh Cuu and Long Thanh districts.

In order to promote environment protection, the province asked industrial parks to install automatic observation systems to facilitate the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment’s control of quality of wastewater before discharging into environment.

In the province’s forest planning and development in the 2011-2020 period, the locality has disbursed over 300 billion VND (14.5 million USD) for protecting and preventing forest fire, and building database of forestry and cultivation land.-VNA