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Environmental challenges need international support

Released at: 16:24, 24/03/2016

Environmental challenges need international support

Marine and land sectors all need international cooperation into the future, conference hears.

by Minh Tuyet

Vietnam has huge demand for cooperation in its seas and islands sector because the country lacks human resources, modern technology, and equipment, Mr. Vu Si Tuan, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam General Department of Sea and Islands told a conference on the cooperative direction to take with partners in natural resources and the environment on March 22.

In the 2016-2020 period Vietnam will prioritize policies on the management of its seas and islands, conduct more marine surveys and research, and clarify the use the sea areas, Mr. Tuan stressed.

Regarding land management, Mr. Dao Trung Trinh, Deputy Director of the General Department of Land Administration, called for support in land management in completing land policies, land information systems, and land inspection systems.

Mr. Trinh said that in the 2016-2020 period the integration of Vietnamese policies into global policies will be the greatest challenge facing the land sector.

A representative from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said it will create a country partnership strategy for environment and agriculture issues and in the future there will be many opportunities to cooperate in coping with natural disasters.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), meanwhile, will focus on saving energy, reducing emissions, and cutting deforestation, according to a representative.

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that in the 2016-2020 period it will continue to support natural resources, the environment, and biodiversity.

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