On 8 September the Danish Embassy in Vietnam conducted the first training workshop in a series of training for wastewater treatment projects for provincial staff at 6 provinces: Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Buon Ma Thuot, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa and Hau Giang.
The training aims to strengthen the chances for success with such projects in terms of being maintained in an efficient and sustainable way.
The workshop is part of a project funded by the Danida Business Finance programme, which currently also provides interest-free loans for 5 wastewater treatment projects and 1 water supply project in Vietnam. Denmark has through Danida supported the water sector in Vietnam for 20 years under the development cooperation programme with the total support of some hundreds of million US dollars.
Funded by DBF, the wastewater treatment projects are being implemented in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, the central province of Quang Binh, the northern mountainous provinces of Cao Bang and Ha Giang and the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang while the clean water supply project is being carried out in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
Addressing the workshop, Danish Commercial Counsellor in Vietnam Bo Monsted said DBF has offered financial and technical assistance and experience to many projects in Vietnam, helping Vietnam resolve issues related to infrastructure development and address increasing water resources pollution, thus building green urban areas.
He underlined the importance of the training programme, saying it will help improve the quality of human resources serving the six projects’ management and operation.
Since 2014, DBF has provided Vietnam with 120 million USD, contributing to promoting sustainable economic development, improving living conditions for local residents, preventing floods and reducing environmental pollution.
At the workshop, participants reviewed and assessed the projects’ implementation and activities with the intent to improve the capacity of workers and managers in the water sector.
In the framework of the programme, lecturers, training experts and coordinators from the projects will work together to build syllabuses with emphasis placed on combined study method.
Source: Danish Embassy, Hanoi