National chemicals database plays crucial role in chemicals management: official

Thursday, 2018-12-06 16:27:27
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At the ceremony to announce the official operation of the national chemicals database in Hanoi on December 6. (Photo: VN+)
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NDO – The national database on chemicals will play an important role in the work of chemicals management, significantly contributing to the development of the socio-economic sectors as a whole and the chemical industry in particular, an official said.

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Cao Quoc Hung, made the statement during a ceremony that the ministry held in Hanoi on December 6 to announce the official operation of the national chemicals database.

The database storage system, at, has a sufficient function of providing information on the laws, policies, regulations and administrative formalities related to the imports, exports, production and use of chemicals.

In his remarks, Hung said that, over the past few years, Vietnam’s chemical industry has constantly maintained a development and growth pace at a two-digit rate, contributing to the growth of the entire industry as well as to socio-economic development.

However, chemical activities in the world and Vietnam have recorded serious incidents causing damage to property, human health and the environment, requiring stricter management and the application of information technology to strengthen efficiency and transparency, and to reduce administrative procedures to create favourable conditions for businesses in the field, he stated.

Nguyen Van Thanh, Director of the Chemicals Department, speaks at the event. (Photo: VN+)

Earlier, in implementing the Prime Minister’s direction on the building of a project to develop a list of national chemicals and the national chemicals database, the Ministry of Industry and Trade assigned the Chemicals Department to work with relevant agencies, including several from Japan, to implement and finalise the building of the Vietnam national chemicals database.

Nguyen Van Thanh, Director of the Chemicals Department, said that the building of the database aims to enhance the operational efficiency of state management agencies, at both the central and local levels, and support businesses in implementing their chemical activities.

The system is also an official information channel that meets the demand for accessing and exploiting data in service of companies in performing chemicals management regulations as well as developing plans to control the possible risks and hazard of chemicals to the environment and the community, he said.