Vietnam receives support for forest, coastal ecosystem protection

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The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has signed implementation agreements with GIZ, the German Federal enterprise for international development cooperation, for two projects on forest biodiversity conservation and coastal forest protection, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan reported.

The project “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services” aims to create the preconditions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Vietnam’s forests at the central level.

The project has 4.5 million EUR in non-refundable aid from the German Government via the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and 450,000 EUR from the Vietnamese government.

Meanwhile, Phase Two of the project “Integrated Coastal and Mangrove Forest Protection in the Mekong Provinces for the Adaptation to Climate Change (ICMP)” aims to efficiently manage and protect coastal ecosystems in the Mekong Delta in order to mitigate and adapt to environmental hazards related to climate change.

The ICMP project has a total budget of 8.8 million EUR, including 4.5 million EUR from the German government, 3.5 million EUR from the Australian government and 800,000 EUR from the Vietnamese government