These targets are set within the framework of the project “Huế – plastic smart city in central Việt Nam”. This information was announced at a conference coorganized on 11th November by Huế city and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Vietnam.
This project is financially supported by WWF Norway through WWF Vietnam with a total budget of more than 65 billion VNĐ in the form of non-refundable aid from the official development assistance. The project’s period is from 2021 to 2024 with the overall aim towards “zero plastic waste” for Huế city by 2030. Improving solid waste management in the city by the participation of communities and businesses, the project is expected to reduce plastic consumption and discharge into the environment in the city.
Huế is the 7th city in Vietnam and 32nd in the world which has joined the network of “Plastic smart cities” initiated by WWF.
Sources & further information: “Huế aims to be ‘zero plastic waste’ destination in 2030” at https://vietnamnews.vn, “Thua Thien Hue receives the non-refundable aid worth over VND 65 billion within “Hue – Do thi giam nhua mien Trung Vietnam” project” at https://thuathienhue.gov.vn, and “Hội thảo khởi động dự án “Huế – Đô thị giảm nhựa ở miền Trung Việt Nam”, thành phố Huế cam kết giảm 30% lượng thất thoát rác thải nhựa vào năm 2024” at https://huecity.gov.vn, accessed on 22 November 2021.