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Hanoi (VNA) – Six provinces and cities have built their own green growth action plans with the assistance of a foreign-funded project in strengthening capacity and institutional reform for green growth and sustainable development in Vietnam.

The project, with a budget of over 4.12 million USD funded by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and US Agency for International Development (USAID), was carried out during 2015-2018 by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI).

At a meeting on December 21 to review the project, it was reported that the northern provinces of Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Bac Kan and Ha Nam, along with Hanoi and HCM City had developed their action plans for green growth.

The project also designed a plan of action for Vietnam’s strategy on renewable energy development and funded train courses on green growth for 1,728 government officials.

Hanoi has shown its strong commitment in managing waste, setting up rooftop solar panels on public building and using CNG eco-friendly buses.

Scott C. Bartos, Environment Team Lead of the Environment and Social Development Office under USAID, stressed upon the cooperation of the government, private sector and international organisations in striving to reduce GHG, improving environment and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.-VNA