UNDP to build 1,300 safe houses for coastal communities in Vietnam

According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), more than 1,300 safe coastal houses and monitoring systems for the flood-proof houses are going to be built next year under assistance of project “Improving resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change in Vietnam (2017-2022)”. 

UNDP to build  1,300  safe houses  for coastal communities in Vietnam

Additionally, over 1,380 hectares of mangrove forest will be rehabilitated for 152 communes nationwide.

Last year, around 1,098 flood-proof houses and mangroves rehabilitation of nearly 200 hectares were implemented following the plan. 

The five- year project “Improving resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change in Vietnam” has been donated by the Green Climate Fund along with support of the UNDP that has already been tested in seven coastal provinces of Nam Dinh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Thua Thien- Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Ca Mau.

The project target aims to bolster the resilience of vulnerable communities to the impacts of climate change in Vietnam. Annually, approximately ten thousand houses in coastal provinces are destroyed by the natural disasters of floods and storms. 


VNA- Translated by Huyen Huong

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