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WB evaluates environmental project in central coastal cities

Ninh Thuan, March 21 (VNA) – A working session to evaluate the World Bank (WB)’s fact-finding trip on a substantial environmental project in central coastal cities opened in Ninh Thuan province on March 21.

The trip was conducted in the central coastal cities of Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon, Nha Trang and Phan Rang from March 1 to 21 by a WB delegation.

Delegates at the event discussed and evaluated the project’s preparation, fund allocation, investment categories, environmental safety , bidding and financial management in participating cities.

WB senior expert Le Duy Hung underscored experiences in selecting drainage treatment technologies, compensation and resettlement processes, as well as fund allocation , which were drawn out in the first phase of the project.

In addition, relevant authorities and service suppliers for participating provinces and cities should effectively implement financial commitments and deploy institutional arrangement work on the local level.

Proposed components in the second phase will include hygiene infrastructure expansion, environmental facility improvement, site-clearance compensation and institutional reform support.

WB’s operations and portfolio manager in Vietnam Achim Fock emphasized agreed-on requirements, including investment goals, financial resources and commitments among related parties with a view to meet project goals.
VNA/VNP