Quang Nam launches project on climate change response

Wednesday, 2018-03-28 04:50:55
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At the launching ceremony
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NDO - The Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee held a ceremony in Tam Ky city on March 27 for the launch of Truong Son Xanh, a US Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project on climate change response in the locality.

The project is scheduled to be implemented across 11 districts and cities in Quang Nam from 2018 to 2021, with a total cost of over US$14 million.

The completed project is expected to contribute to improving the livelihoods of more than 12,000 beneficiaries and enhancing the adaptability to climate change for around 6,000 people.

In addition, the project is committed to improving the management capacity of forest management agencies, and restoring at least 240,000 hectares of forestry in the locality.

Truong Son Xanh, which covers Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue provinces to 2020, has a total cost of about US$24 million and supports Vietnam’s transition to growth adapted to climate change and emissions reduction by improving forest protection, biodiversity preservation, and the sustainability of local communities.

The project also aims to increase locals’ income by encouraging investment in smart agriculture and conserving natural forests and biodiversity.