HCM City launches environment pr
HCM City launches five environment protection programs for 2006-2010
HCM City has launched five large environment
protection programs for the 2006-2010 period with the aim of helping the city
harmonize economic growth with social progress.
These five programs will help remove all the
seriously polluting industrial establishments from the city's interior, and
treat 100% industrial and handicraft production establishments' effluent, 95% of
ordinary solid waste, 75% of deleterious industrial waste, and 100% of medical
waste in accordance with environmental standards.
The programs are believed to help clean the city as
well as expand the average coverage of green area in the urban areas to 6-7
square meters per capita.
The city will set up a fund to provide assistance to
waste recycling establishments, recognize environment-friendly products, and
impose fines on polluting individuals and production establishments.
In addition, it has been conducting three programs
to raise public awareness on environmental protection, to reinforce State
management, and to intensify inter-regional and international cooperation on the
The city will conduct a survey to collect data of
industrial pollution and will classify production establishments by
A facility to deal with harmful industrial effluent
is designed for construction and is expected to be put into operation in 1-2
(Source: The HCM City People's Committee)