The Vietnamese government has passed Decision No. 64/2003/QD-TTg regarding the treatment of industrial contaminated sites in 2003. Therein, a total of 4,295 contaminated sites had been listed, all of which should have been rehabilitated by 2007. In the meantime, Decision 64 had been prolonged to 2020 since not all of the areas could be decontaminated in time, whereas several new contaminated sites have emerged.
The project aimed to establish a nationwide register of contaminated sites in Việt Nam. Exemplarily, the recording of such sites should be tested at several locations in Nam Định Province.
The project led to five important results:
– Preparation of five manuals (in English and Vietnamese) on how to record and rehabilitate contaminated sites in Việt Nam.
– Establishment of a database for contaminated industrial sites in Vietnam, combined with a corresponding GIS-system for recording.
– Model-like investigation of 40 sites in the province Nam Định as well as of 160 locations in the province Bắc Ninh (in cooperation with local authorities).
– Support of the Vietnamese Environment Agency (VEA) in the development of an administrative regulation concerning the recording of contaminated sites in Việt Nam. This regulation was promulgated in the spring of 2008.
– Realisation of 15 modular training seminars as well as ten workshops and two scientific colloquia concerning the problem of contaminated sites and technology transfer.
06/2005 - 04/2009
Nam Định, Bắc Ninh
Dr. Michael Zschiesche
UfU Independent Institute for Environmental Concerns
Greifswalder Str. 4 10405 Berlin
+49 (0)30 42 84 99 332
Dr. Hoàng Dương Tùng
Vietnam Environmental Agency (VEA)
10 Tôn Thất Thuyết Hà Nội
+84 (0)4 39 42 45 81