On July 13, 2022, Asian Institute of Technology cooperated with the Faculty of Environment of Van Lang University to organize a seminar to announce the progress of the international project PEER Cycle 9 – “Nano-assisted bioremediation of diffused dioxins in soil and sediment”. This project is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Van Lang University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT, Thailand), and Institute of Technology. Asian Technology in Vietnam (AITVN) joint research.
Guests participating seminar offline in Vietnam
The seminar is held in the form of offline combined with online, connecting the guests:
– Ms. Christine Karin – USAID Representative in Vietnam
– Dr. Nguyen Manh Cuong – USAID Representative in Vietnam
– Ms. Kelly Robbins – Representative of the American Academy of Sciences
– Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Hoang – Director of the Institute of New Technology, Representative of Office 701 – National Steering Committee to overcome the consequences of bombs and mines and toxic chemicals after the war in Vietnam
– Prof. Danna Barr – Professor at Emory University
– Dr. Eri Saikawa – Professor at Emory University
– Dr. Phung Van Dong – Director of AIT Center in Vietnam
– Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh – Professor Emeritus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Project Manager
– Dr. Nguyen Duy Binh – Representative of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment
– Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh: Professor Emeritus of AIT – Thailand, Project Manager
– Assoc. Dr. Dang Thi Cam Ha – Vietnam Academy of Sciences and Technology
– Assoc. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ho Huynh Thuy Duong – K-TEST
– Assoc. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu: Rector of Van Lang University, co-director of the project
– Assoc. Dr. Le Thi Kim Oanh – Dean of Faculty of Environment, Van Lang University
– Assoc. Dr. Bui Xuan Thanh – Lecturer of Polytechnic University, co-director of the project
Prof. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh – Professor Emeritus of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Project Manager
Dr. Phung Van Dong – Director of AIT Center in Vietnam
The program was also attended by the USAID representatives in the United States, Air Defense Command – Air Force, Ministry of Defense, Vietnam Russia Tropical Center, K-Test Center, Center for Technology and Environmental Management ETM, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Institute of Science and Technology, Nation Academic of Science – USA, Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Dong Nai Province, People’s Committee of Bien Hoa City, CENTER Laboratory – Taiwan. During the seminar, the representatives of the units presented the progress of the project and discussed the options to handle the problems to continue developing the project in the coming time. At the same time, scientists also presented and discussed issues related to dioxin treatment in soil and sediment at Bien Hoa Airbase.
In the near future, the international project “Nano-assets bioremediation of diffused dioxins in soil and sediment” will be continued by experts to aim at building technology to treat soil and sediment in contaminated areas. dioxins from the war period in contaminated hot spots such as Bien Hoa airport, Phu Cat airport, and Da Nang airport so that the treated land can be converted into a public area and planted with trees.