Ideas for developing Da Nang into one of the most environmentally-friendly cities in Viet Nam during the 2021-2030 period were highlighted at a one-day scientific seminar in Da Nang on 17 October.
Hosted by the Da Nang People’s Committee, the event was attended by experts from the Japan Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), along with scientists and environmental managers in Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City.
Also present at this event was Deputy Minister of the Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan.
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Anh Tuan, Head of the Faculty of Architecture of the Da Nang University of Science and Technology, highlighted the importance of developing sustainable urban planning solutions in Da Nang, and launching new scheme to generate more green space in the city in a bid to meet national and global evaluation criteria for an environmentally friendly city.
Mr Nguyen Xuan Minh, Secretary of the Viet Nam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, suggested that Da Nang government should focus on effective steps to reduce the emissions from road traffic in order to realise Da Nang goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr Naoki Mori, the Technical and Communication Director of IGES, underlined a must-do for Da Nang to drive the circular and low-carbon economy, and deploy Industry 4.0 technologies in environmental quality monitoring and control, to ensure its sustainable growth.
Deputy Minister Nhan commended Da Nang for its efforts in turning itself one of the most environmentally-friendly city in Viet Nam by 2025.
By HOANG HIEP – Translated by M.D