Vietnam/UNDP/UNEP Partnership initiative for the integration of sound management of chemicals in development planning and processes
As Vietnam continues to modernize its economy, management of chemical production, trade and use will play an important role in Vietnam’s efforts in maximizing economic growth while protecting environment. The practice shows that insufficient prevention measures, low awareness within the industrial and agricultural sectors especially decision makers about chemical risk, environmental and health safety procedures results in increased levels of pollution, industrial related accidents and spills that have for example resulted in fish die-off, loss of biodiversity, contamination of important drinking water sources, contamination of aquaculture and marine resources.
By helping the Government to understand the need of SMC, strengthen institutional capacity and coordination mechanism for SMC, and planning for mainstreaming of strategic priorities of chemical management into national social- economic development plan and processes, the project contributes to enhancement of the country economy’s efficiency while improving environmental quality and public health.
What are the project's key results?
- Interagency Coordinating Mechanism for SMC established at national level
- Strengthened awareness within government and stakeholder organizations regarding the country’s situation of chemical management
- Developed set of strategic priorities of chemical management to be integrated into the country social economic plans and processes
- Enhanced buy-in from government and amongst key stakeholders regarding a phased plan of action for addressing gaps in the national SMC regime
- Enhanced MOF and MPI and other stakeholders’ awareness on SMC linkages with the overall national development goals
Finance, Executing and Implementing Agency
|Project Number||Funding||Executing Agency||Implementing Agency|
|80385||SAICM Quick Start Fund: US$ 250,000, TRAC fund: US$ 200,000 and National co-financing: US$ 70,000||Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)||Vietnam Chemical Agency (VINACHEMIA), MOIT|
Delivery in Previous Fiscal Years
- Project start date
- 1.5 years (2012 - 2013)
- Geographic coverage
- Focus area
- Environment, Climate change & Disasters
- UNDP Programme officer
- Mr. Akane Hanai; firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: (84 4) 3942 1495 ext. 110
- Ms. Nguyen Thi Ha; email@example.com; Tel: (84 4) 2220 5136