November 30, 2022 — The 8th Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting for the project on “Rehabilitation and Development of Mangrove Forest Ecosystem in Thai Binh Province, Viet Nam (AFoCO/006/2014)” was organized at the Vietnamese Academy of Forest Sciences in Hanoi, Viet Nam. Mr. Luu Tien Dat, AFoCO National Focal Point of Viet Nam and the project coordinator for AFoCO/006/2014, presented the progress of the project and the remaining activities before its completion in April 2023.
The main agenda of the meeting was the project completion procedures and schedule. The Secretariat informed the meeting that in accordance with the AFoCO Project Manual, the Final Coordination and Evaluation Meeting (FCEM) of the project is should be scheduled in March 2023 and the draft completion report should be submitted to the Secretariat by 13 January 2023 along with the annual report of 2022. The meeting and the Implementing Agency (IA) took note of the following schedule and ensured the Secretariat that the necessary documents and the FCEM will be prepared and organized by the IA.
The Secretariat thanked the IA for its efforts in implementing the project, which has successfully planted and maintained a total of 160ha mangroves in two different districts in Thai Binh Province, Thai Thuy and Tien Hai Districts. The project has been implemented since 2015, and maintenance activities are currently being conducted. Following the FCEP slated in March 2023, the final monitoring of the project sites will be conductedas well.