The Propaganda Department of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee has just issued a guideline on propagandizing environment security for the national development.
The Communist Youth Unions of the Ho Chi Minh City Natural Resources and Environment Department and the HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS) this morning held a meeting on ‘Implementing the Program to Reduce Environment Pollution in HCMC from 2020-2030’.
Facing environmental challenges during its economic development, Vietnam now considers sustainable green growth as a key solution to overcome those challenges as this special development direction both saves natural resources, reduces emissions, and offers great chances for the country to receive incentives from international organizations.
The amount of household solid waste (HSW) in major cities nationwide is expected to increase by 10-16 percent a year on average. However, the most common waste treatment method in Vietnam, which is mere burying, has proved its unsuitability for the modern and environmentally friendly development trend at present.
Decree No.45/2022 by the Government on amendments for Decree No.155/2016 and Decree No.55/2021 (both regarding punishments for administrative violations on environment protection) will come into effect on August 15, 2022. SGGP Newspaper has conducted an interview with Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thi Thanh My on these amendments and the implementation plan of the city this month.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shared that all over the nation, the localities are organizing several meaningful activities and campaigns to respond the World Environment Day 2022, themed ‘Only One Earth’ and led by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). It is expected that through these events, the Vietnamese are highly aware about reasonable uses of the natural resources to live greener for a more sustainable development.
Understanding that even a small battery can pollute 500 liters of water or one cubic meter of land in 50 years if not handling correctly, a group of young people in HCMC formed Green Puzzle to collect old batteries all over the city for proper processing.
Climate change has created severe impacts on several regions in Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, which is predicted to witness more sea level rise, flooding due to heavy rain and high tide, salt water intrusion, and temperature rise. This asks that the municipal authorities fine-tune the city master planning to address environment-related issues.
Due to the complication of Covid-19 pandemic, activities of Earth Hour 2021 Campaign in the world mostly go online. Being launched in Vietnam by SGGP Newspaper, the campaign has attracted the participation of thousands of people in many innovative online activities.
The program to classify household solid waste has been carried out widely in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) for a long time, and has proved effective in improving land pollution in the city. Statistics from HCMC Institute for Development Studies reveal that in 2019, 87.4 percent of families here have done waste sorting, greatly contributing to protecting the environment and applying other similar campaigns in the near future.
The campaign Earth Hour 2020 is going to take place on March 28. However, in such a sensitive time of the Covid-19 pandemic, more than 200 nations, including Vietnam, have moved most of their propaganda activities online to continue raising people awareness of environment protection.
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee just launched the annual Green Living Festival 2019 on June 2 to promote environmentally friendly habits among its residents. This is also the beginning of a series of activities to celebrate the Month for Environment in the city.
Corporations and enterprises of the industry and trade ought to liaise with local authorities to increase information of saving energy, protecting environment and responding to climate change, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said in its dispatch to economic corporations and state enterprises about response to the worldwide Earth Hour movement 2019.