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Vietnam spends 280 M USD to reduce pollution during 2012-2015

HANOI, Jan. 30 — Vietnam has spent over 5.8 trillion VND (about 280 million U.S. dollars) to a national-scale project on pollution reduction and environmental protection during 2012- 2015 periods, according to the Ministry of National Resources and Environment Wednesday.

Accordingly, the project focuses on handling pollution in 47 seriously polluted craft villages and another 100 spots contaminated by pesticide residues.

Statistics showed that Vietnam has about 3,500 traditional craft villages, of which 1,000 ones now need financial support to deal with environmental pollution.

The pollution in craft villages includes waste water disposal, mounting piles of garbage and air pollution from the burning of toxic substances used in small production, said the ministry. (PNA/Xinhua)

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