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HA NOI (VNS)— The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) are assisting Viet Nam in disaster risk management, particularly in risks related to climate change.
With a budget of $5 million, mostly funded by UNDP, the Institutional Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management project aims to help the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Viet Nam Red Cross and the Viet Nam Women’s Union enhance their disaster risk management capacity.
It will also support the country’s natural disaster management centre and provincial-level committees of flood prevention in making their plans and implementing and supervising community-based disaster risk management programmes.
According to the agriculture ministry, the project has a target of building a strategy and mechanism to support the implementation of multilateral agreements as well as work out effective measures to reduce natural disaster risks and adapt to climate change.
The project is being implemented in Ha Noi and 20 other provinces and cities until 2016. — VNS