Aid and development

WB approves credit to support VN's response to climate change

The World Bank in Việt Nam announced on Saturday the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors had approved an US$84.4 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Việt Nam’s multi-sectoral policy reforms to promote climate-resilient landscapes and green transport and energy systems.The programme will also support ...

EU, France back Vietnam in fight against climate change

The European Union and the French Development Agency (AFD) have established a 20-million-euro ($21.5 million) fund to help Vietnam deal with climate change.The EU will provide the money as a non-refundable grant to the AFD to run the fund. The latter will in turn provide loans ...

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Over US$30 million for Vietnam to enhance climate resilience

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million to help Vietnam enhance climate resilience, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).The sum will be allocated to a project named “Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate ...

Priorities for ASEAN economic pillar unveiled

As ASEAN Chair for 2020, Vietnam will introduce initiatives and priorities to boost regional connectivity and make ASEAN one the world’s leading economic growth regions.This year ASEAN countries will devise a mid-term Master Plan for building the ASEAN Community until 2025; develop an ASEAN Master ...

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Improving legal environment for foreign non-governmental work

Improving the legal environment and creating favourable conditions for better reception, management, and use of aid from foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are needed to realise the target of poverty reduction and sustainable development, an official has said.Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations ...

NA debates draft law on PPP

Most National Assembly (NA) deputies agreed on the need for the draft Law on Public-Private Partnership to finalise a legal framework of this type of investment and improve the effectiveness of long-term public-private partnership (PPP) projects. While saying the law should soon be line with international ...

National conference on sustainable development held

The National Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 took place in Hanoi on September 12 under theme “For a Decade of More Sustainable Development”, gathering leaders of the Government, ministries, sectors, localities, associations, and businesses.Within the conference, participants discussed topics related to the development of circular ...

Mobile banking project launched for low income people, women

The Vietnam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP) on September 6 officially launched the project “Mobile Banking – Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment for Low-Income People and Women in Vietnam” – Phase 2 (Mobile Banking 2).The project is funded by the Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade ...

WB-funded water supply–sanitation project benefits 1.4 million people

The World Bank-funded Program for Results (PforR) of rural water supply and sanitation in eight Red River Delta provinces has so far benefited 1.4 million residents. The programme, co-launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the World Bank (WB) in 2013, aimed ...

Switzerland supports Vietnam to develop eco-industrial parks

Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Swiss Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research have just signed a memorandum of understanding over eco-industrial park development in Vietnam.The first phase of the project was carried out by the MPI and the United Nations Industrial ...

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