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Vietnam - Local Network Commitments
from Better Air Quality 2004 country networking session

  • Develop National Action Plan for Air Quality Monitoring
  • Develop national air quality monitoring database
  • Capacity building on air quality monitoring through training, exchanges, focusing on QA/QC and data management
  • Awareness raising for public on air pollution and health effects
  • Reduction of vehicular emission through tightening fuel quality specifications and issuance of a road map for Euro 3 standards
  • Emissions inventories for Hanoi and HCMC
  • Study on Air Pollution, Poverty, and Health in HCMC
  • Distance learning program on AQM implemented with support from the WB and CAI-Asia

It should be emphasized that the goals highlited here are based on the priority needs and the commited supports from government and donors.


To achieve the above stated goals we need

  • To strenghten coordination between and among government agencies, fuels and vehicles industries, academia, NGOs and donors
  • To increase stakeholders participation and commitment
  • To increase access and sharing data/information
  • To increase government budget for air quality management
  • To improve institutional capacity for AQM
  • Technical and financial support from donors
  • Government agencies: MONRE, VEPA, Vietnam Register, Vietnam Standards Center, Ministry of Industry, provincial DONREs and transportation departments
  • Industry/business sector: oil refineries, fuel retailers, vehicle manufacturers
  • NGOs, media, academia
  • Donors: USAEP, ADB, CAI-Asia, WB, Swisscontact, NILU, EMBARQ, Health Effects Institute, etc.
  • Internal resources from government and industries: human, financial, political, and public supports
  • External resources: technical, financial supports
  • To be provided through state budget provision, ODA projects, leveraging donor supports

Names of session members

  1. Miles Dickens
  2. Hoang Duong Tung, VEPA
  3. Hoang Thi Tinh, STAMEQ
  4. Le Van Dat, Transport Development Strategy Institute (TDSI)
  5. Lukas Heer, Swisscontact
  6. Luu Xuan Hung, Hanoi Center for Transport Management and Operation
  7. Nghiem Trung Dung, Hanoi University of Technology
  8. Ngo Quang Toan, Petrolimex
  9. Nguyen Anh Hoai, Vietnam Register
  10. Nguyen Dinh Tuan, Hochiminh City Environmental Protection Agency (HEPA)
  11. Kim Oanh, AIT Thailand
  12. Phan Quynh Nhu, US-AEP, a project of USAID
  13. Pham Duy Hiem, Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission
  14. Pham Huong Giang
  15. Pham Ngoc Dang, CEETIA
  16. John Rogers
  17. Nathan Sage, US-AEP, a project of USAID
  18. Sumeet Saksena, East-West Center
  19. Lee Schipper, EMBARQ
  20. Bjarne Sivertsen
  21. Vo Thanh Dam, Hochiminh City Environmental Protection Agency
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