2013 | Centre For Environmental Monitoring Portal Vietnam Environment Administration
The process of industrialization in Vietnam is currently taking place rapidly with the formation and development of many production sectors and increased needs for goods, materials, and energy, boosting national socio-economic development. However, this has resulted in serious concerns about the environment, especially the handling of solid waste including domestic waste, industrial waste, agricultural waste, medical waste, construction waste, and hazardous waste.
The collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of solid waste have become a headache for managers in almost all countries in the world, particularly in developing economies such as Vietnam.
In Vietnam, sustainable solid waste management is one of the 7 priority programs of the Ã¢Â€ÂœNational strategy for environmental protection until 2010 and vision toward 2020Ã¢Â€Â and one of the priority contents of the development policy of Agenda 21 - Vietnam strategic orientation for sustainable
With the aim of evaluating solid waste-related issues in Vietnam in recent years, development trends and challenges, proposing solutions and recommendations to resolve such issues in the years to come, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has chosenÃ¢Â€ÂœSolid wasteÃ¢Â€ÂÃ‚Â as the topic for the National State of Environment Report 2011.