[enviro-vlc] Vietnam active in environmental protection
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Vietnam active in environmental protection
03/10/2008 -- 10:09 PM
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has taken the initiative and been active in environmental
protection and international integration, thus contributing to the cooperation
between countries both regionally and globally for the common good.
Vice Head of the Environment General Department Le Ke Son made the remark at a
press briefing held in Hanoi on Oct. 3 to announce the country’s hosting of a
number of regional environmental conferences in October.
He said the East Asian Environmental Ministers’ Meeting, one of the October
events, will be convened in accordance with the idea put forward by Prime
Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the East Asian Summit in Singapore in 2007.
The conference will issue a joint statement regarding East Asian countries’
priorities for cooperation in dealing with climate change and protecting the
The statement will stress the importance of the exchange of information,
experiences and technical assistance to develop environmentally-sustainable
cities in the region.
The participants will also discuss issues related to the preservation of
biodiversity, the management of water resources, oceans and the rural
environment, and the improvement of the public’s awareness of environmental issues.
In addition to the East Asian ministerial meeting, other events include the 11th
unofficial ASEAN Environmental Ministers’ Meeting, the 7th ASEAN plus three (the
Republic of Korea , China and Japan ) Environmental Ministers’ Meeting, and the
fourth Trans-boundary Haze Conference.
These will take place in Hanoi from Oct. 6-11, with the participation of some
200 domestic and international delegates.
An East Asian businesses’ forum on environmental protection and sustainable
development, and a award ceremony to present award recognising
environmentally-sustainable cities in ASEAN member nations will also be held
during this time.-Enditem
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