Hanoi hails RoK’s help with environmental protection

VOV.VN - Tran Sy Thanh, chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, received a visit from Kim Kil-soo, chairman of the Korea & Vietnam Economic and Cultural Association (KOVECA), in Hanoi on August 11.

Kim said the Republic of Korea (RoK) is working tirelessly to help regional countries improve matters relating to the environment and water in order to achieve sustainable development. The RoK therefore stands ready to share experience and transfer advanced technology for waste treatment and water purification to Hanoi and Vietnam as a whole.

Presenting Hoan Kiem district of Hanoi with equipment to turn food waste into organic fertilizer, he expressed his hope that the equipment will help improve waste treatment and the local environment of the capital, with these items being used across the city in the future.

In response, Thanh expressed appreciation for the KOVECA and the RoK’s assistance as part of the city’s environmental protection efforts.

Waste treatment and sorting is currently among the capital’s top priorities as it seeks to develop a circular and green economy, he said, noting that Hanoi is planning to build more waste treatment plants in the future.

The municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment has been tasked with discussing co-operation activities with the KOVECA. Hanoi will therefore assess the effectiveness of the waste treatment equipment presented by this association and consider applying it on a large scale, according to the official.

During the course of the meeting, the chairman affirmed that the capital always welcomes and offers the best possible conditions for Korean businesses and investors to come and explore the market, as well as future co-operation opportunities.

Thanh also assured the visitors on Hanoi’s readiness to ensure safety for Korean nationals living and working in the city.