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Storm-proof houses handed over to residents on Ly Son island

Ten storm-proof houses were handed over to families in the central province of Quang Ngai’s Ly Son island on December 29.

The houses, each equipped with a solar power system, were designed by the provincial Department of Construction in line with criteria set for such building type.

They are part of a project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam, with beneficiaries being poor and near poor households; families with disabled members; and women living alone with their houses affected by storms.

According to a representative of the UNDP in Vietnam, the storm-proof houses are among the most effective solutions to help Ly Son people reduce risks from natural disasters.

In addition to the building of these solar-powered shelters, more than 680 storm-proof houses were constructed in Quang Ngai with the assistance of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the UNDP in Vietnam, and the Vietnamese Government./.