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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a proposal for Vietnam to take part in a project funded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) to facilitate sustainable aquaculture growth in the country.

The project “Regional Initiative Blue Growth – Pilot application of aquaculture planning and management tools for sustainable growth in selected Southeast Asian countries” in Vietnam will be funded by non-refundable aid from the FAO.

It aims to support sustainable growth of aquaculture in the region through improved planning and more effective management at different levels and help boost seafood supplies to meet rising demand and improve livelihoods and economic development in Asia.

The Prime Minister has instructed the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to prepare all project documents and sign them with related parties.

The project’s main activities involve selecting tools to solve key issues in aquaculture planning and management, providing training on planning and management tools for trainees and farmers, and piloting these tools in reality.-VNA