20th Anniversary Of The Establishment Of The VNUHCM-Institute For Environment And Resources

In the morning of 27 October, VNUHCM-Institute of Environment and Natural Resources(IER) celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the establishment and opened an 5th international conference on environment and natural resources.

Attending the ceremony were Prof.Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat, Standing Vice President of VNUHCM; Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment; international experts and representatives of VNUHCM’s functional departments and affiliated units and IER’s staff, students.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof.Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat appreciated the contribution of IER in the last 20 years. He stressed: “Since its establishment, IER has contributed significantly in solving and overcoming critical environmental problems arising in the areas as well as in training high quality human resources in the field of environment. These contributions have enhanced the position of IER regionally and internationally “.

According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc, Director of IER, in the period of 1996-2016, IER had 342 projects at all levels, 544 articles published in the well-known scientific journals and contributed to environment conservation spanning from the southern provinces to the Central Highlands and central provinces. The highlight was The environmental impact assessment project by the polluting behavior of Vedan and companies on the Thi Vai River basin; Identifying pollution sources Projects in Cha Va River, Van canal, Rang canal of Vung Tau city; Research and deployment processing technology  fishpowder odor projects…

Besides, IER has established cooperation with over 15 countries, implementing projects at international level; trained 800 masters and 35 doctorates in the field of environment – natural resources.

Mr. Vo Tuan Nhan, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment said that IER had contributed greatly in solving environmental problems in the region disturbing the South.

On this occasion, IER received Emulation Flag of Ministry of Education and Training, HCMC People’s Committee; Certificate of Merit from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Certificate of Merit of VNUHCM for the outstanding operation and achievements in the past 20 years.

 

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Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat presenting the Emulation Flag of Ministry of Education and Training to VNUHCM-IER

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Staff of VNUHCM-IER receiving the Certificate of Merit of VNUHCM

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