With 1350 craft villages, Hà Nội is home to the largest number of craft villages in Vietnam. However, the majority of craft villages are polluted, especially by wastewater. The capital city is implementing the project “Protection of craft villages’ environment until 2020, vision 2030” (approved in 2017).
In 2021, Hà Nội concentrates on classifying 165 craft villages based on pollution levels and subsequently proposing solutions to environment protection. The criteria for classification follows Circular 31/2016/TT-BTNMT on “Providing for environmental protection for industrial clusters, concentrations of businesses, service providers, trade villages, production, commercial and service establishments”. In the meantime, the city also continues supporting the environmental impact assessment of craft villages. The assessment results will be a foundation for further decisions on classification and financial investment allocation to support the environmental treatment in craft villages.
The city calls for over 9,500 billion VNĐ of investment in environmental treatment in craft villages between 2021 – 2025. More specifically, Hà Nội needs 8 projects to treat wastewater and solid waste in districts of Quốc Oai, Mê Linh, Hoài Đức, and Thường Tín with a total cost of 569 billion VNĐ. Furthermore, it requires over 9,000 for environmental treatment in 48 craft villages industrial clusters in districts of Phúc Thọ, Thạch Thất, Chương Mỹ, Phú Xuyên, Thanh Oai, etc.
In the coming time, Hà Nội will establish more than 40 craft village industrial clusters in districts of Phúc Thọ, Thạch Thất, Hà Đông, etc., to move production establishments out of residential areas.
Sources & further information: “Huy động hơn 9.500 tỷ đồng để xử lý môi trường làng nghề” at https://kinhtemoitruong.vn, “Hà Nội tập trung quyết sách kiểm soát môi trường làng nghề” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, “Hà Nội nỗ lực thực hiện đề án môi trường làng nghề” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, and “Hà Nội đánh giá thực trạng môi trường làng nghề năm 2020” at https://baotainguyenmoitruong.vn, on 24 August 2021.