Strengthening Contaminated Soil Monitoring in Vietnam

November. 29, 2011 - November. 30, 2011

AECEN Twinning Partnership:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam and
Ministry of Environment of Korea

Program Overview

The Melia Hotel
Hanoi, Vietnam
November 29-30, 2011

Contaminated Soil Management Challenges in Vietnam

Soil contamination management is a priority of the Government of Vietnam. As indicated in the 2009 report, Comprehensive Assessment of Dioxin Contamination in Da Nang Airport, Vietnam, the area around the Da Nang Airport, as well as Bien Hoa and Phu Cat, remain dioxin contamination hotspots posing significant health and environmental risks to the local populations. As a result, MoNRE is working to develop improved policies, practices and tools to strengthen its soil contamination monitoring capability. Through cooperation with the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), MoNRE aims to cooperate with AECEN member agencies to share information and practices on soil contamination management and improve its regulatory framework.

Regional Consultation Objectives:

  • Exchange views on the draft technical guidelines on contaminated soil monitoring with experts from Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam;
  • Finalize the draft technical guidelines;
  • Conduct technical training on selected topics;
  • and Discuss next steps of the partnership and cooperation with counterparts.

Language: English

Organizers: Office of National Steering Committee 33, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, Environmental Cooperation-Asia (ECO-Asia), a program of USAID, and the Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN)