Sweden supports An Giang’s environmental protection
Sweden’s agencies will continue support for environmental protection and climate change adaptation projects in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang. The commitment was made by representatives from the Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam during their working session with the provincial leaders on November 6, 2013.
The two sides shared views on future assistance cooperation orientations between Vietnam and Sweden . They also agreed on cooperation programmes proposed by An Giang, including those on making products from rice husks and straws, community-based rural waste management, and developing biomass energy in An Giang and the Mekong Delta region.
Over the past two years, An Giang has cooperated with Swedish agencies and localities in implementing three projects. They include a sustainable community development project between An Giang and Pitea city, a biomass energy project between An Giang and Vaxjo city, and a Centre of Excellence project on renewable energy and energy efficiency between the locality and the Swedish Energy Agency.