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Hospital Waste Management Support Project

Project Summary

The project development objective is to reduce environmental degradation and potential risks for human health through the improved management of health care waste in Vietnam’s hospitals. This will be achieved through improved systems for health care waste management in Vietnam’s hospitals, and a strengthened Government stewardship role in regulating, providing implementation support, monitoring and enforcing effective health care waste management practices.GEF grant will contribute to the IDA PDO with a focus on reduction of releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants, Mercury and toxic wastes from the healthcare sector.Specific Objectives: - Significant amount of unintentionally produced Persistent Organic Pollutant (UPOPs) reduction achieved through development and pilot application of BAT/BEP options for healthcare facilities.- Environmental and human health risk related to POPs and PTS releases from healthcare sector assessed and reduced.- Integrated policy, legal and institutional framework for management of POPs and PTS releases in healthcare sector established, strengthened and introduced to be applied nation-wide.- Mercury inventory, risk management mechanism and reduction of mercury releases achieved in healthcare sector.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Viet Nam
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Vietnam Health Environment Management Agency, Ministry of Health (VIHEMA)Sub-executing Agency: Vietnam Environmental Administration, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (VEA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
7,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
150,000,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
630,000 USD
Total Cost 157,000,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
28 Apr 2014