New project aims to improve environmental management
16 December 2013
A project aiming to strengthen national capacity to develop sound policies relating to natural resources management and environment protection was launched yesterday in Ha Noi.

The four-year project will be jointly implemented by the Institute of Strategy and Policy of Natural Resources and Environment under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It is scheduled to start this year with a total funding of US$3 million from the UNDP.

Deputy Minister Tran Hong Ha said at the launching ceremony that the project would help amend the Law on Natural Resources and Environment that was issued in 2005, help build stronger polices for sustainable development as well as a suitable legal framework for implementing environmental policies.

The project presents a valuable opportunity to improve natural resource management in Viet Nam, he said.

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