Technical assistance grant and agreement to control and remove PCB in electric systems approved
08:37 | 20/12/2006
VNGOVNet – On behalf of the PM, Deputy PM Phạm Gia Khiêm approved on December 18 the Technical Assistance Grant and the Agreement for the Project "Environmentally Sound Management and Decontamination of PCB in Electrical Systems – a Pilot Project for PCB Elimination in Vietnam (PCB-MEPV)" funded by the Government of the Swiss Confederation with a nonrefundable aid of US$ 625,231.

The Deputy PM authorized leaders of the Ministry of Resources and Environment to sign "the Project Agreement" with the representative of the Government of the Swiss Confederation and implement it in conformity with the current regulations on ODA management and use. The Vietnamese corresponding fund will be extracted by the project investor from its own annual budget.

PCB (Polychlorinated Biphenyl) are organic compounds believed to cause cancer, hormone disorder, fertility regression, skin infection and immunity disorder. PCB occurs in oils discharged from electric appliances, transformers, capacitors, fluorescent lamps, heat-proof oil, etc.

 

By Phương Uyên

(Source: Document 7391/VPCP-QHQT)

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