German experts shared experience with Vietnam in combating soil pollution at a seminar in Hanoi on May 15.
They introduced a method to make soil pollution maps using digital technology that play an important role in building land use plans.
They said it is essential to create maps of suspected pollution areas and prepare financial sources and human resources to deal with the issue.
According to the General Department of Land Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam’s key northern economic region, consisting of seven provinces and cities namely Hanoi, Haiphong, Quang Ninh, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Vinh Phuc and Bac Ninh, is currently facing severe environmental pollution.
Participants in the seminar stressed the need to evaluate the environmental situation in these localities and anticipate the possible impacts of socio-economic plans on the environment in order to take appropriate solutions for sustainable development of the whole region./.