The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved the following technical assistance:
Viet Nam is one of the world's most disaster-prone countries and is especially vulnerable to climate change induced extreme weather. This technical assistance will increase the use of climate-resilient measures to protect rural infrastructure (from 0% to at least 70% by 2020) from the anticipated impacts of climate change. Low cost climate proofing measures, including bio-engineering, will be demonstrated on rural roads, irrigation and river embankment projects. A cadre of technical personnel will be trained in these measures. Also, successful approaches will be integrated into training curricula, standard design procedures and contract specifications.
$2 million grant from the Special Climate Change Fund and Global Environment Facility, to be administered by ADB.