Improving the capacity of climate change resistance

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(QNO) - The project of improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in Viet Nam has been approved. The project is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) with a total capital of USD 41.7 million. It is implemented in Hanoi and 7 provinces (Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Ngai, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Ca Mau) from 2017 to 2021.

 Natural disasters (illustrating photo extracted from vpcp.chinhphu.vn)
Natural disasters (illustrating photo extracted from vpcp.chinhphu.vn)

The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the Vietnamese coastal communities’ resistance to natural disasters and climate change impacts.

There are three components in the project: supporting to build the houses against storms and floods, planting mangroves, and the information system of natural disaster risks.

In the 1st component, there are 4000 newly built houses with the features of storm and flood resistance in about 100 communes. It is estimated that around 20 thousand people enjoy the benefits from this component.

The 2nd component supports to replant, rehabilitate and improve the quality of 4000 ha coastal mangroves. It aims to enhance its functions of waveguard, protect communities form the impact of flood tides and seawater, mainly using the experiences and techniques successfully implemented in the country.

The 3rd component helps the residents and authorities in 28 Vietnamese coastal provinces get the information of natural disasters and climate change.