DUTCH-VIETNAMESE INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT 3-YEAR PROJECT CONCLUDED
Hanoi, 9 November 2000
This week the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MOSTE) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam concluded an agreement on a 3-year project on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, comprising 5 million Dutch guilders (approx. 2.1 million USD).
The Inter Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) project will be carried out by the Netherlands consulting agency Nedeco, in cooperation with the National Environment Agency (NEA) of MOSTE. The project comprises among others institutional development and training in the field of coastal zone management for both technicians and managers in The Netherlands and Vietnam. The project will be carried out at both the national and provincial level. Three pilot sites have been established in Nam Dinh, Thua Thien Hue and Baria-Vung Tau. In Thua Thien Hue a Development Assistant from SNV Netherlands Development Organization will be supporting the project.
The ICZM project forms part of the integrated development policy of the Netherlands.
The Netherlands yearly spends 0.8% of its GDP on development cooperation. The total budget for development is approximately 3.2 billion US$, making The Netherlands the sixth donor country worldwide in absolute terms.
For more information, please contact the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi (Mr. Nicolaas Bakker or Ms. Nguyen Phuoc Binh Thanh ) at tel. 8315650 or Mr. Hua Chien Thang at MOSTE/NEA at tel. 8224420.