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6/13/2018 11:27:45 AM

USAID-funded project helps minimise plastic waste in Thua Thien-Hue

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a non-refundable assistance package worth USD 53,858 for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to implement a project to recycle urban waste.

A pile of garbage. (Photo: VNA)

The two-year project aims to improve the ecological environment and minimise pollution caused by plastic waste in Hue city, rivers and coastal areas of the province.

It is also hoped to contribute to raising public awareness of negative effects of plastic waste on the environment, as well as the importance of promoting efforts to protect the environment.

The project features a workshop on measures to reduce waste on Huong River and waterways, campaigns to collect waste on local beaches, a waste classification programme, and contests to gather initiatives for protecting the environment.

Previously, Truong Son Xanh (Green Annamites) Project, also funded by USAID with total investment of nearly USD 10 million, was launched in Thua Thien-Hue on April.

The project supports the locality in protecting the region’s globally significant biodiversity and help local and ethnic minority communities to diversify and improve their livelihoods.

It targets improving the livelihoods of 20,000 forest dependent people and the biodiversity of over 400,000 hectares of natural forest, mobilising at least USD 20 million in public and private resources for sustainable livelihoods and forest conservation, and avoiding and/or removing the equivalent of at least 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere./.

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