In order to help Vietnam respond and adapt to climate change, Japan will give Vietnam a preferential loan of 450 million USD, Denmark pledged to support with 53 million USD, and the World Bank and UNDP are also committed to help Vietnam financially.
Back from the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Pham Khoi Nguyen, said the Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and high-level representatives from the Government of Vietnam have secured a number of important contributions to help the country combat climate change.
Resulting from several bilateral and multilateral meetings, Vietnam ensured a number of encouraging commitments from various donors.
Denmark will support Vietnam with 53 million USD, UNDP with 8 million, and Japan will give Vietnam a preferential loan of 450 millions USD. The World Bank will also support Vietnam financially.
Above that, Denmark will help with the medical waste treatment system in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city.
Mr Nguyên stressed that, on the side of Vietnam, as one of the most affected countries by sea level rise, we should continue to work on the implementation of the national target program to respond to climate change (from December 2008).
Vietnam has set the objective of 3-5 billion USD to be needed from now till 2015, to respond to climate change.
Press release from the Government of Vietnam