First-phase PCB management project completed

16:40 | 20/07/2014 Economy

(VEN) - The PoliCloBiphenyl (PCB) Management Project in Vietnam recently launched a seminar to present the achievements in the first phase from 2010-2014.

The project was managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and was developed by the Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA), the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Safety Technique and Industrial Environment Department, and the Vietnam Electricity (EVN).

Launched in March 2010, the project has proposed a PCB management legal framework and a national action plan for PCB management, after carrying out a national survey of PCB management, use and discharge in Vietnam by the end of this year.

The project has also built PCB safe and reasonable management models, while launching training courses to build capacity of related parties including power companies, and providing updates on PCB risks to people’s health and the environment. For this reason, it has attracted the community to manage PCB together.

At the seminar managers from related agencies talked about state policies on management of chemicals and persistent organic pollutants (POPs), chemical pollution control, the PCB Management Project in Vietnam, and the role of the media in protecting the environment against chemicals and PCB./.

                                Thu Huong