Norway Funds Vietnam $2 Mln for Fishery Development

Norway has pledged to grant Vietnam 17 million Norwegian crowns, or around $2 million, in non-refundable aid for the second stage of the Study Improvement in the Seafood Research Institute 1 project, which began in 1998.
The deal was signed by Deputy Fisheries Minister Nguyen Viet Thang and the Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Per Stavnum in Hanoi end of October 2002..
The project’s second stage, which is expected to finish in 2006, will focus on aquaculture technology, disease treatment and technical training.
The first stage worth $1.1 million begun in 1998.
The Norwegian Government started its aid to Vietnam’s fisheries in the 1970s, helping it with fish processing, scientific training and fisheries law implementation.

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