|Representatives from the UNDP (R) and Norway sign the agreement. (photo: UNDP)
The new technical package will assist the Vietnamese government in consolidating and implementing marine space planning (MSP), creating and establishing a more rational marine space structure, connecting purposes, balancing between growth and marine ecosystem and socio-economic goals.
Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam and Laos, Hilde Solbakken, told the event that Norway wants to share its experience with Vietnam in developing marine space planning.
To become a high-income country by 2045 and achieve its net zero emissions target by 2050, Vietnam needs to transform its growth model, especially through a successful energy transition and capitalizing on the potential of green economy. To do so, Vietnam is set to improve its capacity for sustainable and scientific ocean management, in which marine spatial planning plays an important role.