Japan provides US$13 million for Vietnam's marine research, clean-up efforts

Japan announced that it will provide ¥1.4 billion (US$13 million) to Vietnam to support its marine research and clean-up efforts, as well as its socio-economic development.

Vietnam has been conducting marine surveys to develop sustainable marine economic strategies, but there are not enough research vessels available to carry out a sufficient number of surveys. Of the ¥1.4 billion (US$13 million) provided by Japan, ¥900 million (US$8 million) will be used to strengthen Vietnam’s marine research capacity and promote a free and open Indo-Pacific.

The remaining ¥500 million (US$4 million) will be used for evaluating and reducing plastic waste pollution in Vietnam's coastal areas and ocean, as Vietnam has a plan to reduce 50% of marine plastic by 2025.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Japanese)