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HCM City (VNA) - Religious dignitaries and followers in the southern region will be equipped with knowledge and skills in environmental protection and climate change mitigation during a four-day training course in Ho Chi Minh City.

The course, starting from October 18, is jointly held by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and the Nordic Assistance to Vietnam/ Norwegian Church Aids (NAV/NCA).

Apart from knowledge about community-based environmental protection and disaster risk management, the course participants will be guided how to implement environment projects.

They will also study the Law on Environmental Protection, the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and a project on improving public awareness of community-based disaster risk management.

Nguyen Thi Hong Cam, NAV/NCA Deputy Director in Vietnam, pledged to support environmental protection and climate change mitigation activities of religious organisations while building pilot models in this regard.

She called on religious dignitaries and followers to coordinate with relevant local agencies in developing plans on environmental protection and disaster risk management.-VNA