Resolution 35/NQ-CP: Government resolves environmental issues

The Government has requested ministries and ministerial-level and Government-attached agencies and People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities to perform seven tasks and solutions to protect the environment.

According to Government Resolution 35/NQ-CP of March 18 on a number of urgent environmental protection issues, the seven tasks and solutions include enhancing environmental protection in industrial parks and clusters and improving the quality of assessment of environmental protection requirements in strategies, plans and development projects; attaching importance to environmental protection in mineral exploitation activities; improving the environment for rural areas and craft villages; gradually addressing environmental pollution in big cities and river basin; strictly controlling scrap imports; effectively preventing the degradation of eco-systems and reduction in species; and raising the effectiveness and efficiency of the state management of environmental protection.

The Resolution demands responsible agencies to increase the inspection of the enforcement of the environmental protection law in industrial parks and clusters; resolutely suspend or ban operation of enterprises for serious violations of the environmental protection law; and making public information on violators.

The Government also requested increased control of the use of agricultural chemicals and more effective collection and treatment of residual livestock feed, fertilisers and pesticide packages, introduction of specific measures to tackle environmental pollution caused by solid waste discharged from rural areas and concentrated breeding activities.

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