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Binh Thuan leader worked with representatives of UNDP/GEF SGP program

BTO  - On January 9th morning, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s committee Le Tuan Phong welcomed representatives of Coordination Office of Global environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (UNDP/GEF SGP). The meeting turned around plastic waste and waste management as well as some cooperation suggestions for waste treatment in the locality.

At the reception

Coordinate of GEF SGP in Vietnam Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen proposed the province to a project which can generally manage daily-life solid waste in two districts of Tuy Phong and Phu Quy. It also suggests good ideals for trashes management for off-shore fishing ships at wharfs and at sea; trash from tourism activities. The project figures out measures to classify types of waste at the source, the way to collect, transport and deal with the solid waste so that there are no threats to the environment and the ocean.

Addressing the working session, Vice Chairman Le Tuan Phong thanked the the Coordination office of the UNDP/GEF SGP for their interests and attention and appealing supports and backings to solve the province’s environmental solutions, especially waste. At the same time, the provincial authorities undertake to allocate adequate sufficient counterpart funding.

Vice chairman Phong assigned the Department of Natural Resources and Environment to coordinate with the concerned localities to promptly give advice and propose ideals for the project.

Reportedly, the Small Grants Program (SGP) is a corporate program of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) since 1992. The GEF, established in 1991, helps to solve the planet’s most pressing environmental problems. To coordinate the GEF’s support in Vietnam, the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment has founded a Steering committee of GEF office in Vietnam.

The program, funded by Norway, aims to develop the integrative, effective and models to improve the management on plastic waste and life trashes. The total financial support is about USD 60,000, prioritizing the implementation of the program in the provinces of Binh Thuan, Binh Duong and Binh Dinh.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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