Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam speaks at the ceremony. VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang HÀ NỘI — A ceremony to announce the establishment of the National Action Centre for Toxic Chemicals and Environmental Treatment (NACCET) was held yesterday in Hà Nội. In July, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc signed the decision to establish the NACCET. The organisation will be responsible for running tasks to overcome the post war consequences of chemical toxins to environment and humans; handling pollution of toxic chemicals and hazardous substances, overcoming incidents of toxic chemicals and environment nationwide; and building and managing a database on overcoming post war consequences of toxic chemicals. Hà Văn Cử, General Director of the NACCET, said while the war had ended long ago, its consequences remained. “Tackling post-war toxic chemicals and carrying out activities to ensure security and safety of the environment is an urgent and long-term task. It is both a humanitarian task and a task to ensure the sustainable and prosperous development of the country,” Cử said. Incidents like the recent mercury pollution and water safety issue in Ha Noi showed the increasing risk of chemical pollution, he said. “Threats to environmental security have been increasing in terms… Read full this story
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