Quang Binh's city aims to become Plastic Smart City

Vice Chairman of the Quang Binh People’s Committee Nguyen Tien Hoang said the province has launched several campaigns to tackle the issue, including one calling on all residents to collect waste on Sundays.
November 22, 2020 | 12:55
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Quang Binh City aims to become Plastic Smart City
A tripartite memorandum of understanding (MoU) on reducing marine plastic waste in the central province of Quang Binh was inked on November 19 as part of a workshop held in the provincial capital Dong Hoi. Source: Natural Resources and Environment Newspaper

On November 19 in Quang Binh province, the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands together with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Vietnam organized a workshop on Mitigating Marine Plastic Debris in the framework the project “Mitigating Marine Plastic Debris in Vietnam” to and share local efforts and experiences in tackling the issues of plastic waste pollution in Vietnam.

At the workshop, the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands in coordination with the People's Committee of Dong Hoi City and WWF-Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the coordination of project implementation.

Three parties agreed to work together to develop plans and implement key activities towards a common goal of minimizing the impact of plastic debris on marine ecosystems and building Dong Hoi into the pioneer Plastic Smart City of Vietnam and the region.

According to official data, some 466 tonnes of solid waste are disposed of in Quang Binh on a daily basis, of which 77.4 percent is collected and treated. The province has eight working landfills, two waste treatment plants, and one incinerator.

The workshop was held within the framework of a project on reducing marine plastic waste in Vietnam being implemented by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, it is being conducted in Dong Hoi city, Ha Tinh province, A Luoi district (Thua Thien-Hue province), Da Nang city, Phu Yen province, Long An province, Rach Gia city (Kien Giang province), and three marine reserves - Cu Lao Cham, Con Dao, and Phu Quoc.

The project is set to launch communications activities and support the building of guiding documents and the implementation of related policies in line with the national action plan on marine waste management by 2030./.

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