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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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2016-08-22 bff-28 317974HANOI - Vietnam is set to increase shrimp production and exports in a bid to adapt to climate change which causes rising sea levels and increasing salinity in the country's southern Mekong Delta.

Vietnamese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said the country's shrimp sector needs to build a strong brand in the global market so that it can contribute to agriculture growth in the rest of 2016.

Read more: Vietnam set to increase shrimp production in adaptation to climate change

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KTĐT - VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan met with RoK Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn on August 18 during his friendship visit to the RoK.

At the meeting, VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan asked for help from the RoK in training personnel in information technology for Vietnam.

VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan meets with RoK Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-Ahn on August 18 during his friendship visit to the RoK.

Read more: Vietnam hopes to receive RoK’s support in coping with climate change

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