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23/02/2020 - 18:06

Long An issues directive to control air pollution

Chairman of Long An People's Committee Tran Van Can has issued a Directive to control air pollution in the province. Because Long An has formed and developed many industrial zones, clusters, concentrated residential areas, large-scale agricultural project areas along with economic development, that led to air pollution in Long An province to increase.

Long An requires businesses to implement technological innovation in the production process, and minimize air pollution (illustration image)

Long An requires businesses to implement technological innovation in the production process, and minimize air pollution (illustration image)

From the above situation and causes, in order to control the dust and gas pollution generated in industrial parks, clusters, concentrated population areas and large-scale agricultural project areas in order not to generate hot spots about air pollution. The Provincial People's Committee requested to raise propaganda and awareness of people not burning solid waste and straw after harvest. At the same time, calling on the community to change the above behaviors and habits contributes to reducing pollution of the surrounding air environment, protecting human health and the ecosystem.

Long An will assess the sources of emissions to minimize air pollution (illustration image)

Long An will assess the sources of emissions to minimize air pollution (illustration image)

Accordingly, the Provincial People's Committee assigns specific tasks to relevant departments and branches as follows:

It requests the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to continue monitoring the annual air environment and operating the automatic monitoring of the air with the results of monitoring on the environmental monitoring information display screens. At the same time, the provincial People's Committee is reviewed and reported the need to install additional air monitoring stations to ensure the watching and monitoring of air quality in places under strong impact of developing socio-economic activities, in order to forecast the trend of change and propose directions for management and environmental protection plans in the current period.

Organizing the inventory and assessing the sources of emissions in the area to identify the causes to minimize air pollution and handle violations of the law on air environment protection according to regulations. At the same time, it conducts a test to require units to install equipment for monitoring automatic gas to continuously transmit data to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment before December 31, 2020.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment should provide information to press agencies such as Long An Newspaper, Long An Radio and Television Station of official air environment monitoring data sources to inform the social community and propagandize to raise people's awareness about environmental protection and limit the burning of garbage and straw after harvest.

The Provincial People's Committee requested the Department of Transport to coordinate with the Provincial Public Security to review the amount of out-of-date vehicles operating in the province, to have sanctions to prohibit the operation, because this is the sources of emissions that cause environmental pollution. At the same time, it plans to send the Provincial People's Committee a roadmap to convert operating buses using oil to use compressed natural gas to minimize emissions.

The provincial People's Committee requested the force of Provincial Public Security to strengthen blocking, inspecting and strictly handling vehicles that are overloaded, not yet inspected or have expired.

Department of Industry and Trade strengthens the support of introducing businesses to invest, implement technological innovation, production processes, production equipment at industrial production facilities to limit emission generation; At the same time, it guides businesses to apply cleaner production, certification systems according to TCVN ISO 14000 - Standard on environmental management.

Department of Science and Technology researches and implements scientific topics, tasks and technology applications to minimize the amount of dust and emissions generated during traffic.

The local People's Committee in the province directed the garbage collection units to take measures to collect garbage in the area that has not been collected yet to limit people burning waste. At the same time, the propaganda is strengthened and people are mobilized to limit burning straw after harvesting rice crop.

The control of air pollution also aims to comply with the requirements of the Government Office to convey the guidance of Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on protecting and improving the air environment in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city; National action plan on air quality management to 2020, vision to 2025 to effectively implement the Action Program on air pollution control in Long An province to 2020./.

By Mai Huong – Translated by Duc Tam

Sourcehttp://baolongan.vn/long-an-ra-chi-thi-kiem-soat-o-nhiem-moi-truong-khong-khi-a90762.html

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