Over 5.8 trillion VND (280 million USD) will be poured into a national
target programme on pollution mitigation and environmental improvement
in the 2012-2015 period.
According to the Ministry of National Resources and Environment, the
programme will focus on solving pollution at 47 seriously polluted craft
villages and 100 sites contaminated by pesticide residues.
It will treat wastewater discharged into the basins of the Nhue-Day, Cau and Dong Nai rivers.
Statistics show that Vietnam has about 3,500 traditional craft
villages and 1,000 of them now need financial support to deal with
The pollution in villages
includes waste water disposal, mounting piles of garbage and air
pollution from the burning of toxic substances used in small