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Switzerland to fund an innovative project in agriculture sector

17.07.2019 — Press release Vietnam
An agreement has been signed today by Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Lê Quốc Doanh and the Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam, Mrs. Beatrice Maser Mallor to fund phase 3 of the project “Remote Sensing-based Information and Insurance for Crops in emerging Economies”, or RIICE, over the next 24 months.

A high-risk infrastructure project turned to a highly marketable resource

24.06.2019 — Local news Vietnam
In November 2018, InfraCo Asia divested its stake in the 29.7MW Coc San Hydropower project to TEPCO, the largest electric utility company in Japan. InfraCo Asia is currently funded by three members of PIDG – the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the UK Department for International Development (UKAid).

Understanding Floods in Mekong Delta

13.03.2019 — Local news Vietnam
Recently, the SECO funded “Mekong Urban flood proofing and drainage project” has released a video illustrating the causes of the floods in the Mekong Delta. The video supports to understand different aspects of overflows in the delta.

Switzerland supports the development of Vietnam’s startup ecosystem

01.12.2018 — Local news Vietnam
Da Nang, Vietnam. The Techfest Vietnam 2018 was held in Da Nang City on November 29th to December 1st with the guiding principle “FROM HERE. TO GLOBAL”. Switzerland through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) supports the startup ecosystem development in Vietnam since 2015.

Switzerland is supporting Vietnam’s Tourism Sector in becoming more Sustainable

23.11.2018 — Local news Vietnam
On November 23, the Swiss Development Cooperation of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) launched its first Sustainable Tourism Program for Vietnam. More than 25 participants, including a Delegation of SECO Head Office in Switzerland led by Mrs. Monica Rubiolo, Head of SECO’s Trade Promotion Division, attended the event.

Switzerland and Vietnam Exchange Perspectives on Green Growth

04.04.2018 — Local news Vietnam
How can we make Green Growth work? At a high-level forum organized by the Embassy of Switzerland and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi on 4 April 2018, government officials, development experts and business representatives discussed the challenges and opportunities arising from the implementation of green growth strategies.

Launching ceremony of the book on “Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam” in the framework of the “Mekong Urban Flood Proofing and Drainage Programme”

31.01.2018 — Local news Vietnam
The “Mekong Urban Flood proofing and Drainage Programme” and the National Assembly’s Committee of Science, Technology and Environment have launched a reader on Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam. The handover to the National Assembly took place in the presence of the Mr. Phan Xuan Dung, Chairman of the Committee of Science Technology and Environment, the Ambassador of Germany to Vietnam, Mr. Christian Berger, the Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam, Ms. Beatrice Maser, representatives from GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Cooperation) in Vietnam and officers of the National Assembly Office.

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