Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

The fourth Regional 3R Forum
in Asia is a new opportunity for Vietnam to learn from 30
Asian-Pacific nations’ experience in waste management, Deputy Prime
Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has said.

At the three-day forum
that opened in Hanoi on March 18, Nhan underscored the significance
of the forum on waste reducing, reusing and recycling (3R) to protect
the environment.

It is a chance for Vietnam to bolster
cooperation with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development
(UNCRD), the Japanese Ministry of Environment and participating nations
in environmental protection, efficient use of energy and resources,
and coping with climate change, Nhan said.

He said he hoped
the event will accelerate policy dialogue among relevant agencies to
solve the issue of 3R and solid waste management, and sustainable
production and consumption.

Minister of Natural Resources
and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang said over the last four years, 127
concerned parties have reduced nylon waste by 7,100 tonnes, saving 15
million USD. Under the targets set for 2025 in Vietnam , all urban
areas will have solid waste recycling works and all urban daily
and industrial solid waste, 90 percent of construction waste and
household waste will be collected and treated.

The forum will
focus on 3Rs and measures to effectively use resources, consider new
emerging issues and 3R infrastructure.

The participating
nations are expected to adopt the Hanoi 3R Declaration – Sustainable
3R goals for Asia for the 2013-2023 period.-VNA

By vivian