Vietnam Vietnam announces 10-year plan to solve soil contamination

Vietnam announces 10-year plan to solve soil contamination

On December 28, 2021, the Government of Vietnam promulgated Decision No.2215/QD-TTg regarding the National Action Plan on Overcoming the Post-war Consequences of Toxic Chemicals/Dioxin in Vietnam for the 2021-2030 Period (hereinafter referred to as this Decision). The original text of this Decision can be downloaded from the following URL.

https://vanban.chinhphu.vn/default.aspx?pageid=27160&docid=204878

 

Main goals

The goals under this Decision are as follows.

  • Complete the treatment of dioxin contaminated areas that have been identified as problematic.
  • Manage the impact and risk of toxic chemicals/dioxin on human health to avoid additional victims.
  • Identify the victims of toxic chemicals/dioxin, resolve their difficulties, and help them reintegrate into their communities.
  • Develop the capacity to effectively assess, process, analyze, and manage remediation activities related to post-war toxic chemicals/dioxin contamination.

Missions and measures

Specific measures to achieve the above goals are as follows.

  • Review, develop, and complete the legal documents, regulations, and standards necessary to resolve the impact of toxic chemicals/dioxin.
  • Conduct promotional activities to raise public awareness of toxic chemicals/dioxin remediation work in Vietnam.
  • Accelerate the systematization of toxic chemicals/dioxin treatment to facilitate the management of exposure risk and prevention of increased victimization.
  • Ensure the implementation of systems and policies for victims of toxic chemicals/dioxin.
  • Strengthen national management, capacity building, and scientific and technological research to overcome the impact of toxic chemicals/dioxin.
  • Socialize toxic chemicals/dioxin remediation work through enhanced international cooperation.