Politics - Society Thứ sáu, 16/06/2017 10:40

AFD helps Ninh Binh improve infrastructure adaptive to climate change

Chairman of the Ninh Binh Province People’s Committee Dinh Van Dien had a working session on June 15 with a French Development Agency (AFD) delegation on a project to improve urban infrastructure adaptive to climate change in Phat Diem town,Kim Son district.

At the event.
At the event.

The project aims to better urban infrastructure in coastal town of Phat Diem, Kim Son district, where climate change impacts, saltwater intrusion, coastal erosion, and drought have been taking place severely.

It consists of two components with the first part focusing on dredging rivers, building roads along the banks of the rivers, constructing four bridges over the rivers and building a waste water treatment facility.

The second part covers technical assistance in project management and investment realization.

Speaking at the working session,Chairman Dien affirmed the importance of the project to Kim son district in particular and to Ninh Binh province in general. Ninh Binh hoped to receive funds from AFD and the EU, he added.

Dien also expressed his wish that AFD will support Ninh Binh to complete the project file in compliance with the AFD regulations and procedures.

AFD representatives said that the project is eligible for AFD’s fund, therefore,AFD will soon submit the project file to the EU to call for co-sponsors.

Besides, AFD will ask international consultants to help Ninh Binh design works in the project making them fit for factual conditions of the locality. If it works, the project will commence in the second quarter of 2018.

(Translated by Nguyen Thuy)

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