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Binh Dinh (VNA) – An international workshop on environmental risk assessment and human health opened in the central province of Binh Dinh on December 19, aiming to seek solutions to environmental management in Vietnam. 

Scientists from the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam have been focusing discussions on 20 topics during the thee-day event, which was arranged by the International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) and the Meet Vietnam Association.

Prof. Ross Smith, Chairman of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, said the workshop looked into solutions to environmental issues and human resources development to serve future environmental management.

The workshop heard that Vietnam is facing environmental issues, especially in industrial parks and urban areas. The slow development of sciences for environmental impact assessment has restrained understanding about the effects of pollutants on the environment, making it difficult to develop standards and manage the environment.

Dr. Kuan Chun Lee, from the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Asia Pacific, underlined the need to promote scientific researches on and application of research results in environmental management.

The event has provided a good chance for Vietnam to learn environmental management experiences shared by representatives from leading universities in the world, Japan, the US Department of Environment, and the Australian Ministry of Energy and Environment.

The Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Education (IFIRSE) under the International Center of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE) has planned to build a cooperation programme on research and training with Vietnam in a bid to help the country better manage the environment.-VNA