Environmental protection planning project by 2030 adopted

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has just signed a decision approving the national environmental protection planning project for the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2050.

The objectives of the planning project are to proactively prevent, and control environmental pollution and degradation; to restore and improve environmental quality; and to prevent decline and enhance biodiversity.

It also aims to direct the establishment of nature reserves and biodiversity conservation areas.

By 2030, the total area of the protected nature reserves nationwide, is expected to reach about 6.7 million hectares.

At least, two national-level centralized waste treatment zones, and seven regional-level ones in socio-economic regions will be set up, and at least one provincial-level in each province or centrally-run city.

Under the project, by 2050, Vietnam aims to achieve good environmental quality, ensure a healthy living environment for its people, effectively conserve biodiversity and maintain ecological balance.

To that end, actions will be taken to improve public awareness, while mechanisms, policies and relevant laws must be perfect, and there will be an increase of technology application and enhanced international cooperation in this field./.