Japan's support for Quang Nam's sustaninabe development

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(QNO) - Quang Nam, one of the Vietnam’s provinces carrying out sustainable development projects with the support from the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam.

Brocade weaving by Co Tu ethnic people in Quang Nam
Brocade weaving by Co Tu ethnic people in Quang Nam

 
Projects of sustainable environment development

One of the JICA’s outstanding projects in Quang Nam is the improvement of the quality of water in Chua Cau (Japanese Bridge) area in Hoi An city. It is a JICA’s non-refundable aid project that will be finished at the end of this year. Beside, the JICA’s cooperative projects under the model “Development cooperation partners” aims to encourage the participation of the Japanese in using official development assistance (ODA) to transfer their accumulated knowledge, technology and experiences. The Naha model waste reduction program in Hoi An city including 3 phases from 2008 to 2019 is a part of the model.

Sustainable tourism development projects

JICA’s projects in Quang Nam mainly focused on tourism development, one of the most important areas under the economic development direction of the Government of Vietnam. Among is project on support to rural potential development based on the initiative of Co Tu ethnic minority community in Nam Giang district carried out by the Foundation for International Development/Relief (FIDR). It lasts from August 2016 to July 2020, applying the model of community-based tourism. The project contributes to  improving the local income and livelihoods, ensuring the proactive development and sustainability of the local tourism industry.

Ethnic people in Quang Nam
Ethnic people in Quang Nam

Another is the project on development of the sales channel through the link between local product and tourism - Expanding and developing traditional handicrafts, implemented by the city of Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture (Japan). It is supporting the craft village of Quang Nam to develop handicraft products to meet the demand of tourists.

JICA office in Vietnam started sending Japanese volunteers to Quang Nam in December 2003. They have been working in the fields of architecture, environmental education and cultural heritage preservation.