The World Bank in Vietnam (WB) has just launched a disaster recovery project in some central provinces. The project has been implemented from 2017 to 2021 in Ha Tinh, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Ninh Thuan, with a total investment of $118 million to build infrastructure, public irrigation transport and raise awareness in coping with natural disasters.
The Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (RAII-SeA-SWFDP) Regional Sub-project Management Team (RSMT) Meeting; the Southeast Asia Flash Flood Guidance (SEAFFG) System Initial Planning Meeting; and the First Southeast Asia Steering Committee (SEA-SC) Meeting of the project “Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydro meteorological Events through Strengthening MHEWS in SIDS and SEA” was held by the National Hydro-Meteorological Service in collaboration with World Meteorological Organization in Hanoi during 20-23 November 2017.
On November 23, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Linh Ngoc chaired the first meeting of the Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RSC) for the Project: "Building Resilience to High-Impact Hydrometeorological Events through the Strengthening of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (MHEWS) in Small Island Developing States”.
This is one of the outcomes of the project "Building response capacity, recovery and adaptation to disaster risks and climate for men and women" (RADCC) in Ben Tre province.
The project funded by the New Zealand Agency for International Development via the Oxfam Foundation. The total capital disbursed was over 60.8 billion.
The project will be implemented from December 2012 to October 2017. 15 communes in three coastal districts of Ba Tri, Binh Dai and Thanh Phu will benefit from the project.
Da Nang and Quang Nam provinces have developed response solutions to bad weather, storms, floods and tsunamis during APEC high-levelweek from November 6 to 11.
Forecasting bad weather which can occur during high-level week such as storms, heavy rain, floods and tsunamis. On that basis, depending on the types of weather news and forecastingthe likelihood of local impacts, appropriate response plans will be developed.