Vietnam is among the world’s most vulnerable countries to climate change, with many cities situated in the Mekong Delta as well as the coastal regions. Floods, storms and other natural disasters have continued to threaten lives and livelihoods, caused damage to homes, infrastructure and negatively impacted on economic activities of the regions. The reader will support the National Assembly Members in drafting the new Climate Change Law.
SECO implements the “Mekong Flood Proofing and Sustainable Drainage Programme” through the partnership with the Ministry of Construction and GIZ. The project aims at making flood proofing in Vietnam more sustainable. The programme provides direct support to three provinces Kien Giang, An Giang and Ca Mau in the Mekong Delta, and improves the capacities of national and sub-national authorities on urban resilience and creates practical showcases of those newly developed policies. The programme is implemented in the period 2017 – 2019 and is focusing on three main components: (i) Integrated Urban Drainage Planning; (ii) Flood Risk Analysis and Planning Support; (iii) Disaster Risk Management.