Denmark supports urban environs management in Vietnam

A financial support of DKK 44 million (USD 6.7 million) from Denmark will assist efficient and effective solid waste management in Thai Nguyen city in Thai Nguyen Province and Vinh and Cua Lo in Nghe An Province.
     The focus will be to improve the urban environmental management and specifically sustainable solid waste management services targeting the poor.
     The agreements covering the Danish assistance to urban environmental Management in Vietnam was signed on December 12, 2003 by Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, H.E. Bjarne Sorensen and Vietnam’s Minister of Planning and Investment, H.E. Mr. Vo Hong Phuc.
     “With this support we will contribute to the important task of sustainable development of urban areas in Vietnam with special emphasis on improving the living conditions for urban poor in Thai Nguyen, Vinh and Cua Lo cities,” says the Danish Ambassador.
     Other cities in Vietnam will draw lessons from these interventions on urban environmental management.
     The support is part of the Danish Environment Assistance to Vietnam to support sustainable development of urban areas and industry. The support will assist Ministry of Construction and Hanoi Architectural University in improving the urban environmental management through development of integrated urban environmental planning tools, involving public participation and mobilization of the poor in urban areas.
     With assistance from the project and a loan from German KfW, Nghe An province will also establish a modern sanitary landfill expected to be in operation by 2005.

Source: Royal Danish Embassy in Hanoi

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