A project to help reduce environmental pollution caused by agricultural waste through expanding and developing biogas models was launched in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 27.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the 1.9 million USD project is expected to improve living conditions for local people living in rural areas.

Nguyen Thanh Can, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said the six-year project will focus on measures to manage waste from breeding activities; provide finance for biogas value chains; transfer low-carbon agriculture production technology; and manage the project.

Training courses related to operation, management and installation of bio-gas systems will be organised, while the establishment of low-carbon breeding models implemented in the framework of the project.

Apart from Tien Giang, similar projects have also been implemented in the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Son La, Phu Tho, Bac Giang and Nam Dinh and southern provinces of Ben Tre and Soc Trang.-VNA