Authorities in the central city of Danang have announced a project to make the city an environmental city during the 2021-2030 period.
With total investment estimated at over VND15 trillion (USD653 million) which comes from the state budget, ODA capital, and private sources, the project aims at building Danang into an ecological city that ensures a safe and healthy environment for residents, investors and visitors.
The project will focus on four key sectors including prevention and control of environmental pollution, improving the environment and solving key environmental problems, conservation of nature and biodiversity and environmental protection awareness.
For the prevention and control of environmental pollution, the project targets 100% of enterprises and production establishments would be certified to achieve the ISO 14000 environmental management system. All emission sources (waste gas, wastewater, solid waste) will be controlled automatically and continuously.
By 2025, the city will complete the ecological industrial zones model and by 2030, there will be at least three eco-industrial zones.
Regarding environmental improvement and solving key environmental issues, the project aims to provide 100% of the urban population with access to clean water through a centralized water supply system and 100% of the rural population with clean water.
To conserve nature and biodiversity, the project seeks to strictly protect natural forests, maintain and encourage an increase in the forest cover and maintain protected land and biodiversity.
Regarding awareness over environmental protection, the project will ensure that over 3% of budget expenditure will be allocated to environmental protection activities. The rate of households practicing waste separation at point is targeted to reach 90% by 2025.
Speaking at the event, director of Danang Department of Natural Resources and Environment, To Hung, said that the project has been approved by the prime minister and they are determined to reach the goal.