VGP - A ceremony was held in Ha Noi on April 10 to launch a Dutch-funded project on educational cooperation for sustainable changes in Viet Nam’s deltas.
Speaking at the launch ceremony, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen said Viet Nam and the Netherlands have to tackle similar challenges, in terms of climate change, urbanization, and industrialization.
A good education system ensures the efficient use of water resources, she stressed.
Viet Nam heavily suffers from the impact of climate change, with its major Red River and Mekong Deltas facing various water resource challenges, like the management of resources, flooding, and saline intrusion.
Funded by the Dutch government, the project will run until 2021, focusing on tertiary and higher education on climate change adaptation and water resources management, practical skill training, internships, career orientation, and building personnel capacity. It will increase the quantity and quality of students majoring in the water resources sector and ensure their future employment.
Its Vietnamese participants are the Ha Noi University of Natural Resources and Environment, Thuyloi University, and the Institute of Natural Resources and Environment Training. Participants from the Netherlands include the Delft University of Technology, the University of Twente, and Utrecht University.
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment VoTuan Nhan praised the collaboration between Vietnamese and Dutch universities to raise the quality of education and human resources on sustainable water resources management../.-VNA