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Hanoi (VNA) –
The Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA) and Japan’s Industrial Science and Technology and Environment Bureau signed an agreement on September 4 to promote cooperation in human resources development in the field of pollution control in Vietnam.

The deal aims to aid Vietnam’s personnel development in pollution control and enhance the transfer of technology, and the exchange of information, and experience between Japan and Vietnam, said VEA representative Nguyen Viet Thang.

It also supports the establishment of an environmental management system in the Southeast Asian country, he added.

Under the agreement, the two sides will share documents on pollution control standards, regulations, and information; exchange specialists; and set up a working group to provide Vietnam with consultancy in building an environmental management system.

Japan has successfully carried out such projects in Thailand, Indonesia, and China, and now hopes to assist Vietnam in this issue through the organisation of training courses in both Vietnam and Japan, said Tanaka Hideaki from the Japanese Industrial Science and Technology and Environment Bureau. –VNA