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Vietnam: A New Metro Line Paves the Way to a Greener City

metro hanoi vietnam afd
A ten-year project providing a much-needed boost to public transportation in Vietnam’s capital is nearing completion. Extending more than 12 km, the metro line between Nhon and Hanoi, consisting of 12 stations, will connect the city’s western suburbs to the center and surrounding areas. The objective: reduce traffic congestion, and lower air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Energy Transition Ramps Up in Southeast Asia

Un partenariat innovant entre donneurs publics et fondations philanthropiques privées
A brand new coalition has been set up to boost the energy transition across Southeast Asia. In collaboration with public donors and private foundations, France, via Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, have launched the South East Asia Energy Transition Partnership. The aim of this unprecedented coalition is to ramp up the energy transition across the region, with an investment package of $50 million.
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Reviving Iraq's Rural Economy

Overlooking the Nineveh Plains in Iraq
For centuries, it was Iraq’s breadbasket and a hive of economic activity – but terrorism and war all but stopped the region in its tracks. How to revive northern Iraq after the departure of Daesh, the so-called Islamic State? Something called the PERMA project has found a way. Financed by AFD and presented at the Paris Peace Forum 11 to 13 November, it aims to bring life back to the rural economy in the north.
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