Hanoi wishes to exchange experience and cooperate with Czech in diverse areas
Wednesday, 13/09/2023 14:20 (GMT+7)
Hanoi hopes to receive support and exchange of experience from countries and cities with strengths in waste treatment such as the Czech Republic, said Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Trong Dong during his reception for Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic Petr Hladik, who is visiting Vietnam, on September 12.
|Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Trong Dong receives Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic Petr Hladik. (Photo: HNMO)
At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Nguyen Trong Dong introduced some information about Hanoi's socio-economic development in recent years.
Accordingly, Hanoi's current population is about 10 million people. Besides the achievements, similar to many other cities in the world, Hanoi also faces negative sides of the urbanization and modernization process such as environmental pollution and traffic congestion.
Currently, most of Hanoi’s waste is still being treated by landfilling. Hanoi is investing in two waste processing centers in Soc Son and Xuan Son. It is expected that when operating, they can basically process the entire amount of household waste in the city, which is currently about 7,000 tons per day. Hanoi also sets a goal to treat 100% of wastewater by 2030. The city government hopes to receive support and exchange of experience from countries and cities with strengths in this field such as the Czech Republic.
Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic Petr Hladik said that during the working visit to Vietnam, the delegation had a working session with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, discussing issues on implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and cooperation related to responding to climate change and developing eco-agricultural tourism. The group accompanying this trip included large Czech businesses with experience in the fields of environment, energy, information technology, and mechanical engineering, and they wished to seek investment opportunities in Vietnam.
Expressing his impression of Hanoi's development and sharing about the challenges the city is facing in the urbanization process, Minister Petr Hladik said that the Czech Republic is ready to cooperate and share experiences with Hanoi in the fields of waste and waste water treatment, water resource management and public transportation system operation./.
Compiled by BTA