Forty safe houses have just been built for residents in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai’s Binh Chanh Commune to support them cope with climate changes.
Country Director of UNDP Vietnam, Caitlin Wiesen (right) hands over a house to a family in Quang Ngai Province on May 5
The houses, which were handed over to low-income people in the area on Saturday, were part of a joint Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and UN Development Programme (UNDP) project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to the impact of climate change-related in Vietnam.
The project worth more than UDD29 million is funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the UNDP and is being carried out during the 2017-2022 period. It aims at raising climate change resilience through building safe homes, increasing the coverage of mangrove forests, and providing trustworthy information about climate risks.
The project is expected to benefit 28 coastal localities, with the focus on northern Nam Dinh province, central Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces, and southern Ca Mau province.
In Quang Ngai, it has been carrying out in Quang Ngai city and the districts of Mo Duc, Duc Pho, Binh Son, and Tu Nghia.
According to Country Director of UNDP Vietnam, Caitlin Wiesen, 77 safe houses have been completed and handed over to residents in Quang Ngai so far.
"302 flood-resistant houses for coastal residents will be built this year in the province and another 329 next year," she said, adding that the project targets to build 4,000 such houses."