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Project on improving resilience to climate change adopted

Hanoi, July 14 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has adopted a project on improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change-related impacts. 

Funded by the Green Climate Fund via the United Nations Development Programme, the project will be carried out in Hanoi and the northern province of Nam Dinh, the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ngai, Quang Binh and Quang Nam, and the southernmost province of Ca Mau from 2017 to 2021 at a total cost of more than 41.79 million USD. 

It will improve the resilience of local houses amid climate change impacts, offer support to households in disaster-prone areas, increase coverage and quality of mangrove forests, reduce gas emissions and increase biodiversity. 

A system of information regarding natural disaster and climate risks in support of decision-making and planning will also be launched.