Sustainable environment project for coastal cities launched

Saturday, 2018-01-13 04:01:03
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Delegates at the launching workshop (Photo: baoninhthuan.com.vn)
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NDO/ VNA – A conference was held in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city in the south central province of Ninh Thuan on January 12 to launch the Vietnam Coastal Cities Sustainable Environment Project (CCSEP) funded by the World Bank (WB).

The project will be carried out in the coastal cities of Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), and Phan Rang – Thap Cham (Ninh Thuan). It aims at boosting access to environmental sanitation services and the efficiency of these services in the targeted coastal cities, expected to benefit over 1 million local people.

With funding of US$273.6 million, the five-year project will expand the sanitation infrastructure, improve urban connectivity, compensate site clearance and help with institutional reform.

Portfolio & Operations Manager of the WB Vietnam Achim Fock said the project will also help link the four cities by upgrading a number major roads and bridges, contributing to increasing their resilience capacity amid climate change.

A large amount of work needs to be done in a short period of time, he said, suggesting that the Vietnamese Government includes the CCSEP in its middle-term investment plan as soon as possible.

Luu Xuan Vinh, Chairman of the Ninh Thuan People’s Committee, said that the local authorities will create the best condition to facilitate the implementation of the project in Phan Rang – Thap Cham city.