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Da Nang joins Resilient Cities

Update: December, 04/2013 - 09:14

Da Nang has been included among the first 33 cities selected from nearly 400 applicants across six continents to join the 100 Resilient Cities network, the Rockefeller Foundation announced yesterday.— File Photo

DA NANG (VNS) — Da Nang has been included among the first 33 cities selected from nearly 400 applicants across six continents to join the 100 Resilient Cities network, the Rockefeller Foundation announced yesterday.

In applying for the 100 Resilient cities challenge, cities were required to submit their visions, needs and plans to build resilience in a way that connects government, the private sector and civil society, while specifically addressing the needs of their poor and vulnerable citizens.

"The 33 cities named today represent a diversity of urban resilience needs, and as the inaugural members of the 100 resilient cities network, they have much to share with and learn from each other," said Dr. Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation.

"We are excited to get to work so that these dynamic groups of cities are better prepared to withstand the shocks and stresses of our disruptive world."

Last year, Da Nang was selected an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC.

Further, the central city plans to transform itself into a green city by 2020. — VNS

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