The US supports Vietnam in forest management and biodiversity conservation

11:18 | 28/03/2018 Environmental Resources

(VEN) - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the People’s Committee of Quang Nam Province officially launched the USAID Green Annamites project in Tam Ky City on March 27.

With a budget of approximately US$24 million, USAID will assist Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces to improve the management of roughly 400,000 hectares of tropical rainforests and conserve the globally unique species of plants and animals residing in these forests.

To achieve its goal, the USAID Green Annamites team will deploy a suite of solutions including raising community awareness of the need for conservation, strengthening the capacity of forest managers and stakeholders, and partnering with business leaders to diversify and improve livelihoods for forest dwelling communities. These interventions will continue through the end of 2020.

“Conserving biodiversity, preserving forests and supporting these provinces to pursue sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic growth programs is an important part of the U.S. commitment to Vietnam. We are pleased to partner with the provincial leaders of Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue to implement this commitment,” said Mr. Greene at the launch.

My Phung