MAREX is a joint German-Vietnamese project in interdisciplinary applied science of spatial development. The main objective of the project is to improve the management of mineral resources in Vietnam and to contribute to Vietnam’s Sustainable Development Strategy.
The project exposes the growth of Megacities and its impacts on the environment. Scientific investigations are directed on the building industry based on local finite resources, taking into consideration all related activities like extraction and processing of raw materials, transport, building sector as well as potential recycling of construction and demolition waste. The Metropolitan region of Hanoi and Hoa Binh Province serves as a comprehensive model basis for wider application within and outside of Vietnam.
Project MAREX is subdivided into 4 topic-oriented MODULES that are further explained in this section. Please get detailed information on the modules:
Module 1: Environmental monitoring of mining activities
Module 2: Cleaner Production Technologies
Module 3: Material Flow Analysis
Module 4: Management of mining and raw materials
MAREX is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), via the framework of the International Partnerships for Sustainable Technologies and Services for Climate Protection and the Environment (CLIENT) which is part of the FONA program. Funding has been approved by the BMBF in July 2015. As of December 2015, additional sponsoring to activities of the Vietnamese partners has been approved by the Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and by the government of Hoa Binh province, respectively.
09/2015 – 08/2018
Dr. Peter Wirth
Leibniz Institute for Ecological Urban and Regional Development
+49 351 4679-232
Prof. Dr. Phạm Ngọc Hồ
Institute of Environment and Automation (IEA Vietnam) – VUSTA
51 Nguyễn Quý Đức
Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội
+ 84 24 435375279
Further partners in Germany
Further partners in Vietnam