Oct 21, 2020 / 16:48

Hanoi takes numerous measures to tackle air pollution

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi has always paid attention to managing by-products and waste from agricultural activities, handling plastic waste and managing garbage circulation.

With a view to improving air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, in recent years, Hanoi has implemented numerous programs and solutions which have been supported by the municipal authorities and people, Kinh Te & Do Thi reported.

According to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Hanoi has carried out three updates for the project "Ambitious city commitments" with the target of reducing emission and adapting to climate change in each stage.

 Hanoi city implements numerous solutions to improve air quality. Photo: Kinhtedothi.vn

Hanoi has identified five priority groups for the project, including air quality management, waste management, energy, urban planning, green lifestyle and sustainable consumption.

Besides, the city has implemented an array of environmental protection solutions, checked development plans which include climate change adaptation factors, prioritized eco-friendly projects and focused on implementing sustainable environmental protection solutions towards a building a low carbon city.

So far, Hanoi has installed 50 indoor sensor stations at schools and some offices to provide people with timely air quality indicators. This helps policy-makers come up with appropriate regulations in improving air quality.

In the time ahead, Hanoi will continue to coordinate with the German Development Agency GIZ to install another 20 sensor stations in Hoan Kiem district, contributing to gradually completing the air monitoring network.

Regarding waste management, the city has always paid attention to managing by-products and waste from agricultural activities, handling plastic waste and managing garbage circulation.

Hanoi has also conducted surveys and offered appropriate solutions for localities to develop action plans for developing renewable energy, evaluating effective pilot models and replicating the models in different localities.

Among those solutions, encouraging the local residents to use solar panels has been a priority and household will be given VND1 million (US$43.2) for installing solar roof.

Especially, Hanoi will implement two pilot projects by late 2020 for curbing emissions. The first one is recycled playground project and the second is rooftop solar energy system in Cau Giay district.

When the two projects are put into operation, they will not only contribute to improving facilities, creating a useful common living space for people, but also help them experience new environmentally-friendly activities and create the habit of using recycled materials and reading daily air indicators.