Vietnam cooperates with Japan to develop regulations on waste management


Vietnam will collaborate with Japan in the field of waste management and develop an emission-free circular economy, according to the third meeting of the joint committee of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MONRE) and Environment and Japan’s Ministry of Environment on 10 March.

Vietnam needs experience sharing from Japan to handle waste and realize relevant regulations to implement the Law on Environmental Protection. In this regard, managing solid waste and criteria in choosing urban and rural domestic waste treatment technologies and models, collection fees from gathering, transport, and treatment are of importance, said the vice director of the Vietnam Environment Administration under the MONRE. Japan’s Ministry of Environment agreed to cooperate and share information on constructing relevant standards and criteria, and legal documents in preventing, sorting, transporting, recycling, and treating waste.

Furthermore, Vietnam asked for support from Japan to continue intensive study on economic tools for domestic solid waste management to contribute to the building of the circular economy. In this way, it helps Vietnam to design decrees and circulars to implement the Law on Environmental Protection. In response, Japan has chosen two provinces of Bắc Ninh and Bình Dương for support, stated the Japanese expert Hideki Wada.

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