Ambassador of Canada in Vietnam Joined USTH Seminar about "Air Quality in Hanoi"

Wednesday - 07/06/2017 15:48

The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi collaborated with L'Espace to hold seminar "Air quality in Hanoi - Current situation and scientific and technological solutions 2017 ". The seminar discussed the quality of air in Hanoi that has been seriously affecting to the health of people and the solution to enhance the air quality in Hanoi. The seminar attracted a lot of participants on Monday, June 5th, 2017.
 

It is our honor to have the presence of HE.Mm. Ping Kitnikone - Ambassador of Canada in Vietnam, and the representative of French Embassy and Delegation of EU in Vietnam. Vietnam has been receiving supports from the Government of Canada for many projects about Vietnam's climate change and food security to strengthen the co-operations between Vietnam and Canada.

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HE. Ping Kitnikone - Ambassador of Canada in Vietnam gave a speech
 
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Prof.Patrick Boiron, Rector of USTH, gave an opening speech


The speakers including: Assoc Prof. Nghiem Trung Dung, Director of Institute of Environmental Technology, Hanoi University of Technology; Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh, Director of GreenID Vietnam; Dr. Nguyen Trinh Hoang Anh, lecturer of  Energy Department, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi.

The speakers presented about the assessment of air quality status in Hanoi and the state management of air quality improvement, and to propose solutions to deal with the severe air pollution today. Many suggestions for scientific and technical options that can be used to improve the air quality of Hanoi was presented during the seminar.
 

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Assoc. Prof. Nghiem Trung Dung, Director of Institute of Environmental Technology, Hanoi University of Technology
Presentation about the air quality control in Hanoi
 
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Dr. Nguyen Trinh Hoang Anh, lecturer of  Energy Department, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi.
Presentation about scientific and technological solutions for air pollution 


The issue of air pollution has always been a hot topic, attracting a lot of attentions from the whole society of Vietnam. Many actions have been taken to contribute positively to enhance the air quality. In June 2016, the Government of Vietnam issued the "Action Plan for Air Quality Management to the year 2020, the vision 2025", with the aim of managing pollution sources and monitoring the air quality. Hanoi has taken steps towards the issue such as the dust treatment and established 02 air monitoring stations in January 2017 to actively enhance the quality of air in Hanoi.

However, according to Ms. Nguyen Thi Khanh, Director of GreenID Vietnam, these actions have not yet worked and the level of air pollution in Hanoi is high compared to Ho Chi Minh City and Guangzhou (China). Ha Noi is the most polluted city in Vietnam, and the traffic management and control of emission is highly appreciated by the speakers. According to Assoc.Prof.Dung, vehicles should use Eco-friendly fuels such as CNG and LPG.
 

Using solar powered bicycles and hydrogen cars will contribute significantly to improve the air quality of Hanoi. The seminar also discussed the solutions to the traditional burning of rice straw, after harvesting which should be used as food for animals or fertilizer in agriculture, or to be used as raw material to generate electricity.

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Dr. Nguyen Trinh Hoang Anh presented the solutions for rice straw after harvesting


Many questions about the air pollution situation in Hanoi and the solutions were presented and discussed during the seminar, it was helpful for not only the researchers but also for the people who are directly affected by air pollution in Hanoi.
 

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The discussion between participants and the speakers