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ADB grants $251m loans to Viet Nam

HA NOI (VNS) – Nguyen Van Binh, Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam and Tomoyuki Kimura, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Viet Nam, yesterday signed three loan agreements totalling US$251 million in Ha Noi.

The loans are aimed at helping Viet Nam streng-then education quality, ensuring a reliable electricity supply and improving flood and drought management and mitigation. [more ...]

Groundwater to be inspected

HA NOI (VNS) – Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered provincial and municipal People's Committees to re-examine the granting of permits for groundwater use.

He also asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to work with the committees to inspect the quality of groundwater for safety in response to press reports of possible contamination of water supplies in major cities. [more ...]

Ha Noi to spend $5b on waste treatment

Ha Noi has approved spending more than VND107 trillion (US$5.1 billion) on collecting, classifying and properly treating solid waste in a bid to reduce environmental pollution and make the capital city greener by 2030.

Under the new plan, domestic solid waste in the city will be collected, recycled down to organic fertiliser or burnt and dumped at landfills in three suburban zones. Waste will be treated in 16 areas spread across the city. [more ...]

World Bank approves $200m loan for water

HA NOI (VNS) – The World Bank announced yesterday that it had approved a US$200 million loan to fund the Vietnamese Government's national target programme for rural water supply and sanitation.

The ongoing programme aims to provide clean water for 1.7 million people and improve sanitation for 650,000 people in the Hong (Red) River Delta. [more ...]

VN, German state draw even closer

HA NOI (VNS) – Viet Nam and the German State of Hesse will work together on a raft of key issues as they enhance their close co-operation.

Following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on priority cooperation signed by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan and Hesse Minister-President Volker Bouffier in Ha Noi yesterday, co-operation will be promoted in economics, trade, investment, infrastructure, science-technology, transports-communication, culture, education-training, law-justice, banks, sports and tourism. [more ...]

Foto: Meeting mit AKIZ-Spezialisten bei der Mekong Konferenz 2013 in HCMC, Quelle Nguyen Van Long

Foto: Workshop 'Erfahrungsaustausch Abwasserbehandlung' in Can Tho am 12. März 2013, Quelle ...

Foto: Internationaler Workshop on 'Müllbehandlungs- und Managementtechnologien' in Can Tho am 11. März 2013, Quelle ...


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