Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework

Project Summary

The overall goal of this project is to assist Viet Nam to have a workable and transparent national biosafety framework by 2010, to fulfill its obligations as a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety, and to comply with the country’s Agenda 21, the government strategy on development of biotechnology (Resolution 18/CP), and the National Action Plan for biosafety (NAPB).Specific Objectives: A. To assist Viet Nam to integrate and incorporate safe use of biotechnology into national sectoral action plans and strategies in conformity with the national Agenda 21.B. To strengthen the legal and regulatory framework on biosafety so that it is consistent with the Cartagena Protocol, workable and responsive to national needs and priorities.C. To set in place a workable system for handling requests, carrying out risk assessment, and decision making for GMOs.D. To set in place a workable and effective national system for monitoring and enforcementE. To establish a workable and effective national system for public awareness, education and participation in decision-making for GMOs.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
Environment Protection Agency
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
997,800 USD
Co-financing Total
637,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
89,802 USD
Total Cost 1,634,800.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
25 Oct 2005
Project Approved for Implementation
09 Mar 2006
Project closed
01 Jun 2010