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USAID-funded project helps minimise plastic waste in Thua Thien-Hue

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided a non-refundable assistance package worth 53,858 USD for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to implement a project to recycle urban waste.

The two-year project aims to improve the ecological environment and minimise pollution caused by plastic waste in Hue city, rivers and coastal areas of the province.

It is also hoped to contribute to raising public awareness of negative effects of plastic waste on the environment, as well as the importance of promoting efforts to protect the environment.

The project features a workshop on measures to reduce waste on Huong River and waterways, campaigns to collect waste on local beaches, a waste classification programme, and contests to gather initiatives for protecting the environment.

Previously, Truong Son Xanh (Green Annamites) Project, also funded by USAID with total investment of nearly 10 million USD, was launched in Thua Thien-Hue on April.

The project supports the locality in protecting the region’s globally significant biodiversity and help local and ethnic minority communities to diversify and improve their livelihoods.

It targets improving the livelihoods of 20,000 forest dependent people and the biodiversity of over 400,000 hectares of natural forest, mobilising at least 20 million USD in public and private resources for sustainable livelihoods and forest conservation, and avoiding and/or removing the equivalent of at least 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.