Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the green light to a master
plan on environmental protection in craft villages from now until 2030.
According to the plan, environmental pollution
will be comprehensively tackled in the 47 most seriously polluted craft
villages nationwide in the next two years.
addressing of pollution there will also go hand in hand with a national
programme targeting pollution mitigation and environmental improvement
in the 2012-2015.
In the next 5 years, facilities causing environmental pollution are expected to be removed from residential communities.
Vietnam has about 3,500 traditional craft villages, 1,000 of
which now need financial support to deal with environmental pollution.
The plan is part of the Government’s effort in realising
Resolution 35/NQ-CP on urgent issues of environmental protection with
seven tasks and solutions.
They include enhancing
environmental protection at industrial parks and clusters, enhancing the
requirements in environmental protection in terms of strategies,
planning schemes, development plans and projects.
resolutions also focus on environmental protection in exploitation of
mineral resources, reducing pollution in rural areas and craft villages
and then in big cities and river basins, controlling the import of
wasted materials, preventing degradation of eco-systems and decline of
species, and improving effectiveness of State management over