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Deputy PM gives nod to national environmental protection master plan
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has approved the national environmental protection master plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.
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Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has approved the national environmental protection master plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050.

According to the Decision No. 611/QD-TTg of July 8, 2024, the master plan is intended to proactively prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation; to restore and improve environmental quality; and to prevent decline and enhance biodiversity.

It is also designed to direct the establishment of nature reserves and biodiversity conservation areas; orient the development of national and provincial environmental monitoring and warning networks; form centralized waste treatment zones at the national, regional, and provincial levels; and promote sustainable socio-economic development towards green economy, circular economy and low-carbon economy.

By 2030, the total area of the protected nature reserves nationwide is expected to reach about 6.7 million hectares.

Centralized waste treatment zones at the national, regional, and provincial levels will be formed with suitable capacity scales and treatment technologies.

Accordingly, by 2030, at least two national-level centralized waste treatment zones and seven regional-level ones in socio-economic regions during the planning period will be set up, and at least one provincial-level in each province or centrally-run city.

As for the national environmental monitoring and warning network, environmental monitoring and warning stations will be built at inter-regional, inter-provincial, and cross-border areas, and those of important significance for the country’s nature conservation and socio-economic development.

Under the master plan, by 2050, Vietnam aims to achieve good environmental quality, ensure a healthy living environment for its people, effectively conserve biodiversity and maintain ecological balance. It will also actively respond to climate change, and advance towards sustainable development through a green transition based on the development of circular economy, green economy, and low-carbon economy, with goals of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.__(VLLF)

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