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Da Nang named green city in Vietnam

by VTV401 September 2018 Last updated at 16:00 PM

VTV.vn - Đà Nẵng City has been given the title of National Green City by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), making it onto a list of 21 cities around the world.

Đà Nẵng, Huế, Hội An, and Đông Hà entered the One Planet City Challenge programme. The four cites qualified out of 132 metropolises from 23 countries, but Đà Nẵng was finally selected for the award.

The city had submitted a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent from 2016, along with plans for solar power development, biofuel use, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) routes, and wastewater treatment.

Doctor Van Ngoc Thinh, Director of the World Wide Fund for Nature in Vietnam, said the WWF’s One Planet City Challenge aims to call on metropolises worldwide to take action to build an environmentally friendly globe in the future while doing the utmost to respond to climate change.

Thinh said: “We are proud to tell the world about one of our green cities of Vietnam. We pledge to work with the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the community to call on international support for Da Nang’s sustainable socio-economic development.”

This is the second time Vietnam has participated in the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)’s One Planet City Challenge program. In 2016, the WWF recognised Hue city as Vietnam’s National Earth Hour Capital.

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