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WB evaluates environment project in central cities

Released at: 14:39, 22/03/2016

WB evaluates environment project in central cities

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Working session held on March 21 to review fact-finding trip to project conducted in Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, and Phan Rang.

A working session to evaluate the World Bank (WB)’s fact-finding trip on a substantial environmental project in central coastal cities opened in Ninh Thuan province on March 21.

The trip was conducted in the central coastal cities of Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang, and Phan Rang from March 1 to 21 by a WB delegation.

Delegates at the working session discussed and evaluated the project’s preparations, fund allocation, investment categories, environmental safety, bidding, and financial management in participating cities.

WB Senior Expert Le Duy Hung underscored experiences in selecting drainage treatment technologies, compensation and resettlement processes, and fund allocation in the first phase of the project.

Relevant authorities and service suppliers for participating provinces and cities should effectively implement financial commitments and deploy institutional arrangements at the local level, he said.

Proposed components in the second phase will include hygiene infrastructure expansion, environmental facility improvements, site clearance compensation, and institutional reform support.

The WB’s Operations and Portfolio Manager in Vietnam, Dr. Achim Fock, emphasized agreed-upon requirements, including investment goals, financial resources, and commitments among related parties with a view to meeting project goals.

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