$1.5 mil allocated for environment pollution treatment

Nguyen Thanh Loi, Director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the central province of Quang Tri, yesterday said that VND36 billion (over $1.5 million) is allocated to improve the environment in districts affected pesticide residue.

Soldiers and locals clean the seashore (Photo: SGGP)

The amount is taken from the state budget. Following, the Department of Environment Protection will receive VND16 billion to treat and restore the environment in two districts Trieu Phong and Hai Lang while the Center of Environment Monitor will get VND20 billion to handle environmental pollution in villages and communes in districts Gio Linh and Cam Lo.

On the same day, in Lang Co Bay in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s District Phuc Loc, the Military and local authority launched the campaign “Hay lam sach bien” ( Cleaning sea).

More than 500 soldiers and young people, locals in Lang Co Town cleaned and collected over one ton of waste in the seashore. 

By Ngoc Oai, Van Thang - translated by Uyen Phuong

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