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Hanoi (VNA)
– The Prime Minister has approved a German-funded project to protect groundwater resources in Vietnam between 2015 and 2017.

The German Government pledged a non-refundable official development assistance (ODA) of 1.5 million EUR (1.6 million USD), while the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will arrange corresponding capital of 91,100 EUR (97,000 USD).

Enhancing the management, exploitation and protection of underground water resources will help prevent degradation, depletion and salt intrusion posed by climate change.

The project will cover fundamental investigations and improvements to salt intrusion monitoring network in the Mekong Delta.

It is expected to help increase the evaluation capacity of the parties involved and raise public awareness of the field.-VNA