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The FINANCIAL -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Nordic Development Fund are to help Viet Nam draw up and implement detailed climate change action plans for key cities and government departments.

A technical assistance grant of $2.5 million from the Nordic Development Fund, administered by ADB, will be used to help Ho Chi Minh and Da Nang cities, the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Thanh Hoa province plan and implement effective climate change response measures. The assistance will support the Government of Viet Nam's National Target Program for building a more climate-resilient economy producing less greenhouse gas.

Read more: ADB, Nordic Development Fund Support Action on Climate Change in Viet Nam

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Vietnam has teamed up with the Asian Development Bank to build a database detailing the greenhouse gas emissions of major government departments and urban centres in the country.

The database will be the first of its kind in Vietnam.

It will contain records of greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), Ministry of Transport and the People’s Committees of three of its urban districts—Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang City and Thanh Hoa province.

Read more: Vietnam to build greenhouse gas emissions database

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Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand yesterday, Jan 26, reached an agreement to protect water quality in the Mekong River against emerging threats.

The Procedures for Water Quality agreement, the first of its kind and sealed by environment and water ministers from the four countries at the 17th annual meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council in HCM City, seeks to safeguard the basin and prepare people and agencies to respond to environmental emergencies.

Read more: VN, Laos, Thailand to protect Mekong

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