Hanoi takes measures to build fresher environment hinh anh 1A public toilet in Hanoi (Photo: tienphong.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – The capital city of Hanoi is taking measures to build a green and clean environment.

Floating houses on West Lake (Ho Tay) were dismantled due to the pollution they caused while hundreds of public toilets were set up across the city.

The city is building of a wastewater treatment facility in Yen Xa (Thanh Tri district), with daily capacity of 270,000 cubic metres to improve Hanoi’s environment. A plant to treat wastewater from Cau Nga craft village also became operational in Duong Lieu commune, Hoai Duc district.

In addition to punishing littering in public places, the city has installed 4,000 new bins in four main districts- Ba Dinh, Hoan Kiem, Hai Ba Trung and Dong Da.  Also, 50 specialised vehicles have been used for urban clean-ups.

The city leaders said that a rising population pressures the environment and the city is paying attention to mobilising capital for science and technology development to create a fresher environment.

According to Nguyen Huu Tien, Director of Hanoi Urban Environment One Member Co., Ltd, the city should raise public awareness of environmental protection.-VNA