The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held a conference in Hanoi on March 8 to seek ways to manage pollution, which is increasingly challenging the country.

Participants contributed their opinions on how to put pollution under control and discussed ways to address poor air quality and treat sewage and solid waste.

Present at the conference, Japanese experts shared their experience in building a uniform legal system to protect water resources and prevent air pollution.

They emphasised the need to regularly inspect production workshops and business establishments and give strict punishments to violators.

Statistics show that in Hanoi alone, up to 750 tonnes of industrial solid waste is produced per day, only 60 percent of which is treated.

The dust level in the city is reported to exceed the permitted level. Air pollution is prevalent in most of Hanoi’s residential areas.

The situation poses many challenges for Vietnam as the country seeks to create a green and sustainable economy