Through the 3-year project “Scaling-up Integrated and Inclusive Waste Management Models through Empowering the Informal Sector and Fostering the Circular Economy” with a grant of 1.3 million USD, the Government of Norway continues assisting Vietnam in waste management sector. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the implementation actor. Provinces of Quy Nhơn and Bình Định will be the project sites. This project is the prolongation of the first phase of the project “Scaling Up a Socialised Model of Domestic Waste and Plastic Management” implemented in 5 coastal provinces of Quảng Ninh, Bình Dương, Bình Thuận, Bình Định, and Đà Nẵng. The project is the response to the need of scaling up local waste and recycling collection centers and in the meantime engaging the informal sector in waste collection and separation. More specifically, the project will deploy and test interventions, particularly support the informal waste workers directly, develop a management model in the fishery sector and an ecosystem-level approach of value chains by establishing a Material Recovery Facility. The objectives of the project include the implementation and subsequently upscaling of sustainable and inclusive waste management models in Vietnam. Overall, the project will contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals of 1 (poverty reduction), 5 (gender equality), 11 (sustainable cities and communities) 12 (sustainable production and consumption), and 14 (life below water).
Sources & further information: “New project to scale up integrated and inclusive waste management models to be implemented in Viet Nam” at https://www.vn.undp.org, “Nhân rộng các mô hình quản lý rác thải bền vững” at http://www.baochinhphu.vn, “Nhân rộng các mô hình quản lý rác thải tổng hợp và toàn diện” at https://www.vietnamplus.vn, accessed on 22 June 2021.