26 nations discuss steps to reduce urban air pollution in forum on environment

The 12th intergovernmental regional environmentally sustainable transport (EST) forum in ASIA in Hanoi on October 28 discussed steps to reduce urban air pollution in the region.

Dust kicked up by vehicles traveling on roads is major culprit of air pollution (Photo: SGGP)

Dust kicked up by vehicles traveling on roads is major culprit of air pollution (Photo: SGGP)

335 representatives from 26 nations took part in the forum themed “Achieving smart and resilient city through low carbon and intelligent transport system' was hosted by the Ministry of Transport in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Construction, the Hanoi People’s Committee, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, and the UN center for regional development.
In the forum, participants paid much attention to air pollution matter which was orientated towards to using clean products and clean energy for vehicles as air pollution is mostly affected by emissions from diesel vehicles. Importantly, they talked about traffic infrastructure development for bikers and hikers in urban areas.
Speaking at the event, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung suggested participants to discuss solutions for promotion of smart city construction, smart traffic system, how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants in cities.
Deputy PM Dung supposed that what the forum participants discuss were important in building smart cities and sustainable growth.
As per a plan, participants will sign supplemented Kyoto protocol on climate change to promote sustainable traffic.
The forum will last to October 30.


By BICH QUYEN – Translated by ANH QUAN

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