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2023: 40% of domestic waste will be treated under new technology

A set of new plans for 2023 was set by the Ministry of natural resources and environment, with the aim to achieve a better standard for the social-environmental-economic performance of Vietnam.


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment sets out the key tasks in 2023 for the department, including a stricter management, more effective use and promotion of natural resources, promoting green transformation, gradually restoring the ecosystems, promoting the development of circular economy and green economy in the decade of sustainable development, modernising hydro-meteorological forecasting and warning in service of socio-economic development and natural disaster prevention, and proactively responding to the challenges of climate change.



In addition, The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment also sets a target that by 2023, the revenue from natural resources and the environment will contribute to 18-20% of domestic budget revenue. In addition, 92% of industrial parks and export processing zones in operation have centralised wastewater treatment systems. Regarding to waste treatment, 96% of urban daily-life solid waste is collected and treated up to standards and regulations, and 40% of domestic waste is treated according to the model of burning, generating electricity and recycling instead of burying. The country will continue to decentralise authority along with inspecting and controlling the implementation, and simplifying 15-20% of administrative procedures, while providing online public services for essential procedures and increasing increase the satisfaction index of people and businesses for land and environmental procedures by 2-3%.


The plan also includes stepping up the basic investigation, assessing the potential of resources and the environment, and striving for 39% of the sea area and 75% of the land area to be mapped on mineral geology at the scale of 1:50,000.


Especially, a priority of the ministry is to implement the committed goals on the conservation of natural ecosystems on land and at sea that were officially approved by the world at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The plan is also to drastically implement the commitment to achieve net zero emissions with technology and financial support from partners, and to convert energy from coal to clean, to rely more on renewable energy and reduce emissions from land use and forest. Finally, the government aims to pilot and replicate adaptation models, and to strengthen resilience, reduce loss and damage due to climate change.


In 2022, although the Government has implemented solutions to exempt, reduce and delay the collection of land rents, land resources continue to make an important contribution to the structure of national budget revenue reaching more than 270,000 billion VND, accounting for more than 20% of total domestic revenue.




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