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Vietnam’s Province Uses Canadian Fund for Marine Conservation

by Malo Phomsouvanh
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The central province of Binh Dinh will use Canadian government’s aid to restore coral and set up a marine preserve in its bay.

The fund of CAD$1.75 million (US$1.3 million) is given to Binh Dinh by the Canadian government through the United Nations Development Program via a project called “Smart Coastal Community Adapting to Climate Change.”

According to a plan rolled out earlier this week, Binh Dinh will use the sum to restore four hectares of coral in Quy Nhon Bay and set up a marine preserve there.

The province will also plant 50,000 mangrove trees in three coastal districts and set up around six to eight meteorological stations to forecast possible upcoming natural disasters.

A part of the fund will be used to develop an eco-tourism project in Tuy Phuoc District.

With more than 36,000 hectares of water, Quy Nhon Bay is home to 720 species and about 150 hectares of coral reefs distributed along the coast and islands.

Bui Hoa Binh, an official at UNDP Vietnam, said the “Smart Coastal Community Adapting to Climate Change” project was implemented in the three provinces of Binh Dinh, Soc Trang and Thua Thien Hue with a total non-refundable official development aid of CAD$20 million from the Canadian government, according to a report on Binh Dinh’s news portal.

In Binh Dinh, the project will be carried out over four years and will end in March 2027, focused on responding to climate change, biodiversity conservation, and supporting vulnerable coastal communities.

Source: Vn Express

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