Present at the event were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam; Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Defense Minister; and representatives from the Party Central Committee's Office, the Government Office and other sectors, ministries, and international organizations in Vietnam.

On June 21, 2019, the Prime Minister issued Decision No.761/QD-TTg on establishing the NACCET on the basis of the Environment Treatment Technology Center under the Chemical Corps of the Defense Ministry.

Delegates in a group photo

The newly-established center is tasked with overcoming the war-left aftermath of toxic chemicals in the environment and humans, handling toxic chemicals and hazardous substances, addressing environmental and chemical incidents nationwide, and building and managing  a database on this work.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam hailed the great efforts of the entire Chemical Corps in conducting assigned tasks over the past time.

For missions of the NACCET in the coming time, he requested the center to effectively carry out tasks in settling consequences of war-left toxic chemicals towards both environment and affected victims, so as to soon work out the effects of toxic chemicals on the environment, especially in polluted “hotspots.”

Besides, the center’s leadership should build plans and prepare equipment together with human resources to respond to all incidents involving toxic chemicals and environmental issues nationwide.

Last but not least, the center has to expand international cooperation while implementing research and technology transfer to help settle consequences of war-left toxic chemicals in particular, and handle the pollution of toxic chemicals, hazardous substances, and toxic chemical incident treatment in general.

Translated by Khanh Ngan