Updated  
January, 06 2014 08:09:55

Cities address climate change

Central Da Nang City at night. The city is one of six urban areas where the potential impact of climate change will be assessed under the first phase of a project recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngoc Ha

HA NOI (VNS) — A list of urban areas forecast to suffer the harshest effects of climate change is scheduled to be completed by 2020 under a project recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai.

The list, which includes 41 cities, aims to encourage urban planning changes in these areas so they can cope with natural disasters and other effects of climate change. It will focus on coastal cities vulnerable to floods, rising sea levels and salinity intrusion as well as inland cities that will likely see flash floods, landslides and underground water reduction.

Under the first phase, from now to 2015, the Ministry of Construction will co-operate with relevant agencies to assess the potential impact of climate change on six key cities (Ca Mau, Can Tho, Da Nang, Ha Noi, Hai Phong and HCM City). The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will ensure that construction planning in these cities meets the requirement of coping with this situation.

The second phase of the project, between 2016 and 2020, will focus on 35 provincial-level cities in northern mountainous localities as well as in the northern and central coastal region, Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and Central Highlands.

Funding will come from the State budget, although Hai also encouraged the ministries to seek out official development assistance and international co-operation. — VNS



Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.