Project launched to foster environment security in Vietnam, Laos' river basins

By VNA   March 12, 2024 | 11:27 pm PT
Project launched to foster environment security in Vietnam, Laos' river basins
The Ma River in central Vietnam runs dry amid heat waves in June, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Le Hoang
A project aiming to foster water and environment security in the Ma and Neun - Ca river basins and related coastal areas in Vietnam and Laos was launched in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Speaking at the event, Ngo Manh Ha, deputy director of the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Department of Water Resources Management, said the project aligns with the Vietnamese Government's orientations and vision for sustainable water resources development.

Its overall goal is to assist Vietnam and Laos in managing freshwater resources and ecosystem health in the transboundary basins of the Ma and Neun-Ca rivers, as well as related coastal areas, by creating an environment conducive for cross-border cooperation activities.

Inthavy Akkharath, Director General of the Lao Department of Water Resources, said the Vietnamese and Lao Governments will work closely with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and other partners in both countries to address challenges posed by climate change and improve natural resource management in the two river basins.

Rémi Nono Womdim, FAO representative in Vietnam, said the project closely aligns with FAO's 2022-2031 strategic framework, promoting better production, nutrition, environment and overall quality of life for communities in Vietnam and Laos.

Scientists, managers and foreign partners also discussed project activities at the event.

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