Germany will assist Vietnam in protecting the environment, said German Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Environment Ministry Astrid Klug on her recent visit to Vietnam. 
Klug said Vietnam faces big environmental challenges as results of its war aftermaths, strong development of industrial zones and the global climate change. 
She suggested that the country carry out solutions to protect its coastal environment and ensure a safe living environment for people in the Mekong Delta and the Red River regions which are most influenced by the global climate change. 
Germany  has pledged to provide 2.8 million EUR for an environment protection project in coastal provinces of Vietnam, she added. 
The German official also praised the strong cooperation in land protection and reform as well as drainage between the two countries for many years, adding that Vietnam is an important partner and a potential market for German’s environment protection technology./.