Vietnam’s 2011 National Environment Report released

(VOV) -  Vietnam needs to adopt more environmentally-friendly ways of managing and disposing solid waste, which is forecast to continue increasing due to the country's continued rapid industrialization and urbanization. This was stated in the 2011 national Environmental Report released yesterday in Hanoi.

Vietnam’s 2011 National Environment Report released  - ảnh 1
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment made public the National Environment Report 2011 in Hanoi. (Photo: internet)

The report has seven chapters, including an overview of solid waste in Viet Nam and an analysis of the situation in urban and rural areas and the negative impacts of environmental pollution due to solid waste. It also made assessments of the remaining management difficulties while devising solutions for more effective management of solid waste in the coming years. Doctor Pham Ngoc Dang, one the report’s authors, said: "The release of this report is expected to help every individual and organization acknowledge of the real situation of solid waste in Vietnam in order to raise their awareness of minimizing the discharge of solid waste and contributing to the appropriate collection and treatment of solid waste. This is very important as it causes huge consequences on the ecological system, public health, and economic and tourism development."
The report also made recommendations to the National Assembly and the government to make adjustments on national goals on solid waste to meet the country’s conditions and requirements.