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PM approves foreign aid projects

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Hanoi — The Prime Minister has given a nod to a list of foreign aid projects.

These include a technical assistance and legal framework building project for wind power in Vietnam funded by the German Government. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will implement a scheme with a non-refundable aid of 1 million EUR.

The Ministry of Education and Training and the Flemish Association for Development and Technical Assistance (VVOB) receive the green light to go ahead with a 836,075 EUR general education project.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the VVOB will jointly implement an agricultural encouragement project using 580,520 EUR in non-refundable aid granted by Flanders region, Belgium .

The list also includes a project to build a dioxin lab for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies of the US.

The PM also agreed a 4.3 million USD project to enhance capacity to eradicate persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Vietnam, using non-refundable aid from the Global Environment Fund (GEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

A project on information sharing and education documents compilation on dengue fever using a non-refundable aid of 74,000 USD by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has also been approved.

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