EXTERNAT RELATIONS Updated at 10:46:13 11/04/2020  (Views:  271 )
UNPD-funded project launched in

UNPD-funded project launched in Phan Thiet, Tuy Phong and Phu Quy 

BTO-The provincial Women’s Association on November 3 held a launching ceremony for the project “Integrating resources for reducing marine plastic waste’ in Phu Quy island, Tuy Phong district, and Phan Thiet city”.

The event had the attendance of Mrs. Sitara Sayed- UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Vietnam, Mr. Le Tuan Phong- Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, representative leaders of departments, agencies, and localities. 

At the event.

The project, sponsored by Global Environment Fund under the UN Development Programme (UNDP/GEF SGP), with a total capital of more than VND 3.3 billion (VND 1.4 bln funded by UNDP and VND 1.9 bln from reciprocal capital), will be implemented within 2 years (2020-2022), focusing on locations which regularly generate plastic waste, such as Phan Thiet fishing port, tourism route of  Nguyen Dinh Chieu (Phan Thiet city), Lien Huong fishing port, passenger ship from Lien Huong townlet to Hon Cau marine protected area (Tuy Phong district), the communes of Tan Thanh, Ngu Phung and Long Hai (Phu Quy district).

Accordingly, training courses will be opened to enhance knowledge and skills for local residents in preventing plastic waste, such as: how to collect, classify, reuse and recycle all kinds of waste. At the same time, women associations in Phan Thiet, Tuy Phong and Phu Quy will intensify propaganda on the harmful effects of plastic waste to the environment and human health, therefore mobilize officers, people and the whole community to change the habit and join hands in reducing and stopping the use of plastic products that are harmful to the environment. The project management boards in localities also launched “Anti-plastic waste campaigns”, which attracted the participation of women association’s members and households in cleaning up the environment, collecting, classifying and treating garbage, contributing to keeping our living environment clean and safe.

Speaking at the ceremony- vice chairman Le Tuan Phong highly appreciated UNDP’s assistance and coordination in the implementation of many projects in Binh Thuan during the past time. He asked the provincial Women Association, relevant agencies, and localities to actively coordinate with UNDP in implementing this project with high effectiveness.

Translated by Phuong Lan (Source: binhthuan.gov.vn)

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