A project to manage industrial pollution in the basins of Dong Nai, Nhue and Day rivers was launched in Hanoi on April 2.

The project has a total investment of nearly 59 million USD, including 50 million USD in loan from the World Bank.

The five-year project aims to reduce the environmental pollution at industrial zones on the banks of the Dong Nai, Nhue and Day rivers.

It will be initially carried out in four provinces of Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ba Ria–Vung Tau and Dong Nai.

The project will help enhance the institutional and technical capacity in the field, while encouraging the community’s engagement in the supervision and implementation of environmental protection regulations.

Vu Dai Thang, Head of Industrial Zone Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment said the project will set up observation stations to control waste discharged into the rivers, establish a fund to encourage enterprises to build waste water treatment systems, and improve environmental quality management capacity.

Accordingly, 17 automatic water quality observation stations will be set up in the basins of the three rivers.

At least 10 industrial zones in the four provinces will receive preferential loans to build their waste water treatment systems, while 2.500 officials will be trained to improve their pollution management capacity.-VNA