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March, 19 2013 08:25:42

International help sought over climate change effects

HCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam has expanded international co-operation in its efforts to protect the environment and water resources in face of climate change, which is expected to pose a serious threat to the country.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment now runs 58 programmes and projects with international assistance at a total cost of US$430 million.

Besides a VND250 billion ($11.9 million) project to combat the effects of climate change, conserving mangrove forests gets top priority.

This year, it will also undertake a three-year programme to replant mangrove forests with the help of international consultancy at a cost of VND1.9 trillion ($90 million).

Since 1994 around 22,000 hectares of mangrove have been replanted.

Mangrove forests are known to absorb 50 per cent of the energy of tidal waves and rising seas caused by climate change.

Viet Nam is among the five countries likely to be worst affected by climate change and the Government has projected several scenarios for the next 50 years.

HCM City, one of 10 cities in the country expected to take the brunt of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels, has also been actively co-operating with international partners.

Holland's Rotterdam city is helping it train human resources for dealing with rising seas and other consequences of climate change.

It will work with Japan's Osaka city to implement six environmental projects. — VNS


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