introduction to the city
Cao Lanh was selected as one of Viet Nam’s Model cities to help achieve its aim for 2020 to become a city where economic development goes hand in hand with environmental protection. Through this initiative, the city hopes to showcase a practical example of Vietnamese urban sustainability, which will inform the formulation of a national sustainable city framework unique to Vietnamese culture and priorities. Under the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme the city undertook activities to survey local environmental problems, established self-governing environmental protection units and raised public awareness and educational campaigns on environmental issues, especially in schools.
(Photo: Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung, President of Cao Lanh City People’s Committee)
By year 2020, Cao Lanh City would like to be a green, clean, civilised, dynamic and liveable city providing a high quality of life for all. Garbage collection service would be efficient, local communities and schools are highly aware, motivated and actively involved in environmental protection initiatives.