Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project to enhance the implementation capacity of the national strategy on climate change funded by the United Nations Development Programme, according to the Vietnam Government Portal (VGP).

The project aims at enhancing the awareness, legal capacity and scientific and technological applications of ministries, sectors and localities in implementing the national strategy on climate change.

The project will be implemented in four years with a total fund of over 4.7 million USD, of which, 4.6 million USD is from the non-refundable ODA.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will manage the project in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The project will be piloted in northern Lai Chau and central Quang Ngai provinces, which will be technically supported in building and implementing plans and action plans related to climate change as well as incorporating climate change in their social economic development plans.-VNA