GMS Corridor Urban Development Project Basically Achieves Targets

3:16:58 PM | 6/27/2012

A consultant consortium of Norconsult and Infra-Thanglong recently coordinated with the governing People's Committees of Quang Tri and Tay Ninh provinces and representatives of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to hold a national workshop titled "Feasibility study report project on material recycling facility (MRF)” in Ho Chi Minh City. This is part of the framework of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) corridor urban development project.
The technical assistance project for GMS corridor urban development in Vietnam was officially launched in May 2011. After more than one year of implementation (May 2011 to June 2012), with the joint efforts of consortium of Norconsult and Infra-Thanglong in providing technical assistance services, the close direction of the Project Management Board, and especially the active support of ADB, the project achieved its basic objectives. In particular, the materials recycling facility (MRF) subproject is a non-refundable ODA component valued at US$1 million granted by the Swedish Urban Financing Partnership Facility (UFPF) through ADB, piloted in two urban zones, namely Dong Ha (Quang Tri province) and Moc Bai (Tay Ninh province).
The subproject uses 3R method (Reduce - Recycle - Reuse) for solid waste treatment in beneficiary urban areas. It aims to support general solid waste investment projects by granting financial and technical assistance for realising solid waste management initiatives.
From presentations by Northconsult and Infra-Thanglong, participants at the seminar discussed and suggested works for selection of feasibility study (FS) report and subcontractors for the said project. The seminar also agreed on the roadmap to implement the next phase of the project to carry out the projects with the effect as committed to the donors. Initiatives, lessons learned or gained from the project will be reviewed and replicated in GMS urban areas.
Nguyen Mai