Authorities in Binh Duong Province have pledged to spend VND8.8 trillion (US$451.2 million) on environmental projects through 2015.
Binh Duong authorities announced Wednesday that the funds will be invested in clean water and waste treatment projects, starting next year.
Pham Danh, director of the province's Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said Binh Duong has established 33 environmental protection projects worth more than VND4.4 trillion ($225.6 million) since 2007.
It's estimated that over half of the project budget will be exhausted by the end of this year.
Nguyen Thi Ha, head of the Finance-Budget Department at the province's legislative unit, said authorities have failed to decide which projects should receive priority and most of the projects have fallen behind schedule as a result.
Ha added that the largely industrial province should focus on wastewater treatment projects and moving factories out of residential areas.