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8/8/2017 2:48:31 PM

Vietnam will not sacrifice environment for economic gains: Deputy PM

Vietnam will not exchange environmental protection for economic development, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung told UN Environment Program chief Erik Solheim in Hanoi on Monday.

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng meets Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim Hà Nội yesterday. Photo: VOV5

Mr. Dung said environmental protection is a pressing global issue and a long-term process that requires global cooperation and determination. Vietnam aims at green and environment-friendly growth, involving both scientists and the private sector, Dung said. He detailed the Government’s use of socio-economic policies and legal administration to preserve the environment, along with the development of renewable energy and science and technology, the improvement of human resources and awareness in the field.

Deputy PM Dung called for UN assistance for Vietnam in climate change response, forest protection, and green house emissions reduction.

Mr. Solheim said the UN Environment Program will continue to accompany all nations, including Vietnam, in environmental protection. During his visit to Việt Nam, Solheim also visited the Cúc Phương National Park and recognised Việt Nam’s efforts in preserving rare animals./.

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