UNDP to implement four news projects in Binh Dinh province

July 15, 2022

Quy Nhơn, 15 July 2022 – Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, Chairman of the Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee, and Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam, signed an MOU to strengthen cooperation between UNDP and the Binh Dinh PPC in four key areas, including:  circular economy and waste management, blue economy, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity, mine actions and sustainable rural development.

To advance Circular Economy and waste management, UNDP will support the implementation of waste segregation at source in Quy Nhon City, pilot an inclusive Material Recovery Facility (MRF) enhancing waste value chain while strengthening the resilience and social inclusion of informal waste workers, contributing to the reduction of marine plastic pollution and promoting post-covid green economic rebound.

Regarding the ocean economy, UNDP will assist the province in implementing Resolution 36/NQ-TW on the sustainable development of the ocean economy, the National Action Plan on Marine Plastic Litter, the integrated waste management model in the fishery sector, including waste collection from boats and ships, the establishment of waste collection points at fish ports. In addition, UNDP will continue to encourage the effective participation of local communities in the sustainable co-management of coral reef conservation in Quy Nhon Bay and other coastal districts.

On climate change adaptation and biodiversity, UNDP will continue to promote sustainable livelihoods from traditional medicinal plants and the production of drought-resistant crops, support the implementation of the Plan on Changing the Structure of Crops from 2022 to 2025 to adapt to climate change, mobilize green financial resources and incentives to invest in environmentally friendly, low-carbon, and resilient production and processing technologies in the province.

For Mine Actions and Sustainable Rural Development, UNDP will strengthen the capacity of Mine Action (MA) authorities to meet current requirements (short-term) and address residual contamination (medium/long-term), invest, and implement the support for survivors (and other PwDs) in target areas effectively. In addition, UNDP will support climate-smart and resilient agriculture for people in targeted areas such as storm-resilient houses and commune health stations. GlobalGAP-oriented models of value chain linking will be created and encouraged. The province will also create and promote the brand names of OCOP-certified items. UNDP will also promote startup incubators for firms led by women and youth, ecotourism models, agricultural tourism, and farm-stay travel experiences. The digital transformation will be promoted such as electronic diary; traceability/QR code; E-commerce for provincial products.

Mr. Nguyen Phi Long, Chairman of Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee, stated, "The People's Committee of Binh Dinh province is committed to directing relevant departments, agencies, branches, and localities to coordinate regularly with the UNDP in the implementation of activities and projects in the province; proactively and promptly handle issues during the implementation in the province."

"I am delighted to sign this important MOU with Binh Dinh PPC Chair Nguyen Phi Long, to accelerate innovate solutions for circular economy, integrated waste management, climate adaptation, mine action and sustainable rural development. UNDP looks forward to deepening our partnership to realize a green circular Binh Dinh province where no one is left behind," said Ms. Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative in Viet Nam.

Binh Dinh Provincial People's Committee, Quy Nhon City, Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI), Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Planning and Investment, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Home Affairs, Department of Construction, Department of Health, Binh Dinh Fisheries Association, Binh Dinh Union of Science and Technology, and Binh Dinh Fisheries Association participated in the signing ceremony.

For more information, please contact:
Phan Huong Giang
Media and Communications Analyst, Climate Change and Environment,
United Nations Development Programme
Email: phan.huong.giang@undp.org
Mob: 0948466688

Hoang Thanh Vinh
Programme Analyst,
United Nations Development Programme
Email: hoang.thanh.vinh@undp.org