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Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion has announced that his country will provide C$15 million ($11.6 million) to help small- and medium-sized enterprises in Việt Nam reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  — Photo laodongthudo.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam wishes to enhance multi-faceted co-operation with Canada and further promote bilateral relations practically and effectively, said President Trần Đại Quang.

Quang made the statement yesterday while receiving Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion, who is on an official visit to Việt Nam.

Praising the recent development in bilateral ties across many fields, Quang spoke highly of Canada’s commitment to continue offering Official Development Assistance to Việt Nam and to continue supporting Việt Nam in areas of Canada’s strengths, such as poverty reduction, food safety and coping with climate change.

Read more: Canada gives $11.6m to help Việt Nam fight climate change

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Việt Nam has completed its draft implementation plan of the historic global climate Paris agreement and is rushing to carry it out as soon as possible, said the environmental minister. — Photo gef.monre.gov.vn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam has completed its draft implementation plan of the historic global climate Paris agreement and is rushing to carry it out as soon as possible, said the environmental minister.

The plan was brought to the spotlight at a consultation workshop yesterday to gather opinions on the plan’s feasibility from relevant ministries and agencies and international partners.

Read more: VN readies Paris agreement plans

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Tam Ky City 01 September 2016 — UN-Habitat in association with the Vietnam Urban Forum, Ministry of Construction and Quang Nam Province People’s Committee organised the Vietnam Forum on Urban Planning Vietnam-commits-to-green-growth-and-climate-change-resilience-300x225and Development towards Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience between August 23-24. The meeting gave the opportunity for more than 200 participants from local and national agencies, cities, institutions, national and international experts, development partners of Vietnam, Quang Nam Province and other stakeholders to discuss and identify innovative partnerships to promote sustainable urban planning and development towards green growth and climate change resilience.

It was held in the context of globalization and increasing economic competition, along with the challenges of climate change, the development of suitable urban development policy is becoming a national concern. In order to support central institutions and local authorities in implementing planning and development goals toward green growth, the Forum was held ahead of the UN Conference on Housing and Urban Sustainable Development (Habitat III) so that it carried important meaning.

Read more: Vietnam commits to green growth and climate change resilience

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