PM demands strengthening air pollution control

(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has demanded subordinate levels to strengthen air pollution control as air quality in many localities, particularly Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City has worsened.
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Illustrative of air pollution in Hanoi (photo: vovgiaothong)

Mr. Phuc tasked ministries and localities to immediately review and evaluate the implementation of regulations on dust and emission control right in the first half of this year.

He asked for promptly enhancing air quality monitoring capacity to ensure that air will be monitored nationwide by 2025.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was tasked to review and report to the Prime Minister a roadmap for application of national emission standards for road motor vehicles in the fourth quarter this year.

The main causes to air pollution in Viet Nam come from exhaust of transport means, construction activities, industrial production, and low rate of trees in urban areas.

Fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is the most concerning air pollutant in Viet Nam. Another problem is dust from commercial and residential construction sites. Thousands of construction sites filled with trucks that are heavily loaded with sand and cement create perpetual dust storms.

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