Introduction to the city
Da Lat is a mountain resort and popular Vietnamese honeymoon destination founded during the French colonial era. Due to its year round temperate climate the city is also an agricultural centre for the country and known for the quality of its flowers, vegetables and wine. In order to ensure the preservation of its natural bounty, Da Lat has been focusing on environmental sustainability with its efforts paying off as the winner of the ASEAN Certificate of Recognition (2014) in the Clean Air for Small Cities category. Da Lat joined the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme in order to raise public awareness and build capacity concerning the threat posed by the incorrect disposal of agricultural pesticide wrappers.
(Photo: Mr. Vo Ngoc Hiep, Chairman of Da Lat City’s People’s Committee)
Constructing Da Lat city as an ecological urban city by 2020