Viet Nam POPS and Sound Harmful Chemicals Management Project

Lead country

Viet Nam

Participating countries

Viet Nam

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 29, 2016 to July 29, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  2. 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  3. 12.1 Implement 10-year framework on sustainable consumption, production

Project ID: 5154

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Technical team

  • Chemicals and Waste Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Persistent organic pollutants
  • Heavy metals


  • Mercury


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Materials and manufacturing

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Governance
  • Law regulation
  • Monitor inventory


  • Institutional framework
  • Pollution control
  • Waste/pollutants monitoring

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)


SDG target(s)

  • 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization
  • 12.4 Achieve environmentally sound chemical, waste management
  • 12.1 Implement 10-year framework on sustainable consumption, production

Conventions and protocols

  • Stockholm Convention (POPs)
  • Minamata Convention on Mercury

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Health

About this project


The project objective is to continue reducing environmental and health risks from Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and harmful chemicals like Persistent Toxic Substances (PTS). The project aims to achieved this by supporting the improvement of the national integrated institutional and regulatory framework covering the management and reporting of POPs and harmful chemicals. In addition, the project targets to further improve national capacity for the management of POPs contaminated sites by building on experiences from GEF-4 projects. To improve such capacity, the project will develop provincial management plans to assess the risks and implement POPs release reduction measures at all POPs contaminated sites in two provinces. The specific project objectives are to strengthen national capacity on the safe management of POPs and harmful chemicals; control and reduce releases of POPs/PTS to the environment from contaminated sites; and undertake a preliminary inventory of mercury sources in order to draft a national roadmap for the reduction of mercury releases.


Continued reduction of environmental and health risks through POPs, mercury and harmful chemicals release and exposure reduction achieved by provision of an integrated institutional and regulatory framework.

USD $2,650,000

Grant amount

USD $11,000,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,650,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Enviroment

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