Swedish-funded environmental projects benefit Vietnam

Two projects funded by the Swedish Government in Vietnam have supported the country in the sustainable use and conservation of natural resources and ecosystem services.

Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen held a May 14 working session with Swedish Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Maria Selin and representatives from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency to review the two projects’ results.

A project dealt with ecosystem-based approaches to biodiversity conservation planning (coded EBA), and the other sought to pilot a payment structure for coastal wetland ecosystem services in Ca Mau Cape National Park in Vietnam in the context of climate change and poverty reduction (coded PES).

After more than one year of implementation, the two projects helped Vietnam better its policy framework on biodiversity preservation and improve the management of natural resources.

The PES project also provided assistance for locals around the Ca Mau Cape National Park in aquatic farming so that they can improve their living standards.

VNA/VOV online