New Awards Impacting Pollution and Business Competitiveness in Vietnam

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New Awards Impacting Pollution and Business Competitiveness in Vietnam

Newly-awarded LASER PULSE projects are focusing on Air Pollution, Water Pollution, and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Competitiveness in Vietnam. In response to a July 2020 RFA, LASER PULSE funded five awards in August that will persist for 24 months.  Read more about projects through individual links below or at http://laserpulse.org/research-projects.

Air Pollution

Avoid the TRAP: Multi-sector collaboration between health, education and environment to minimize impact of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Pham Le An, PI, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, partnering with D&L Technology Integration and Consulting JSC, Live and Learn Vietnam, and RTI International. This award is funded at $133,544 for 24 months.

Improving air pollution monitoring and management of Vietnam with satellite PM2.5 observation

Thi Nhat Thanh Nguyen, PI, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University Hanoi (VNU UET), partnering with Live and Learn for Environment and Community, Northern Center for Environmental Monitoring, and the Hanoi Environmental Protection Agency. This award is funded at $165,321 for 24 months.

Small and Medium Size Enterprise Competitiveness

Do Better Managers Engage in Less Corruption?

Edmund Malesky, PI, Duke University Center for International Development, partnering with the Vietnam Chapter of Commerce and Industry’s Office for Business Sustainable Development, and Institute for Sustainable Development at National Economics University. This award is funded at $231,946 for 24 months.

Water Pollution

Conservation and Introduction of Naturally Salt-Tolerant Crops in Coastal Provinces

Vu Dang Toan, PI, Plant Resources Center, Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences, partnering with Seawater Solutions. This award is funded at $217,463 for 24 months.

Decentralised Water Resource Circulation as a Sustainable Solution for Plantation

Thu-Huong Thi Hoang, PI, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, partnering with America Vietnam Production and Business (AVIPRO), Vieba Garment Ltd., Educational Park Pandora Land, and Centre of Environment and Community Research (CECR). This award is funded at $171,958 for 24 months. Read more on the Hanoi University of Science and Technology website.

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