Binh Thuan: The consulting team implementing training activities on improving institutional and technical capacity in water resources management and response to climate change have reported to the province at the halfway mark of their work.
According to the Coordination Committee of the Belgium-funded project of “Integrated water resource management and urban planning related to climate change in Binh Thuan province”, as of late April 2018, the technical consultancy and training activities on improving institutional and technical capacity in water resources management and response to climate change has been progressing steadily and has reached an important milestone at the halfway point. Already, six training seminars and a study tour have been implemented.
The activities are aimed to support the governmental departments, sectors and the people’s committees at all levels in the province to raise awareness and improve capacity in integrated water resource management, urban planning, and response to climate change. In addition, their skills with integrating climate change-related factors into socio-economic development planning and strategy development will be improved. This includes capacity in implementation of green growth action plans.
Dr. Dao Trong Tu, head of the consultancy group and expert in water resources and climate change, made a briefing about the results of the project, and the plans to implement the remaining work in the time to come.
Initial results have showed that, via training content and training methods, the trainees’ knowledge on the training courses’ topics has been significantly improved. The trainees have also changed their mindset thanks to what they have gained from the courses.
Based on this positive feedback, the consultancy group has also discussed ways to further enhance activity outcomes in the time to come.
The participants also discussed activities on integrated water resource management, urban planning, and response to climate change. They would like to see a set of relevant documents compiled as soon as possible, so that they can have a manual which will be very useful to all organizations and agencies, as well as all units in the province.
Mr. Phan Nguyen Hoang Tan, director of the Coordination Committee, stressed that at present, the project is under implementation in tandem with research activities. All research results will be disseminated at the conclusion of the project later this year.
(Compiled from information and images on the website: http://pcubt.org.vn and other information sources)