|The Viet Nam Red Cross members practise helping residents to evacuate during a storm in Nam Dinh Province. 430,000 residents in the central provinces will benefit from a project on building people's resilience in areas prone to natural hazards. — Photo redcross.org.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam Red Cross Society launched a project today to build people's resilience in areas prone to natural hazards in central Viet Nam.
The project is likely to benefit more than 430,000 residents of 68 communes and wards in the central provinces.
The US$2.5-million project will be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its five partners, the
American Red Cross, Save the Children, Plan International and Catholic Relief Services, besides HelpAge International.
The project will focus on improving the resilience of vulnerable households, students and local government authorities towards natural hazards by integrating measures into socio-economic development plans.
It will also help vulnerable families to adopt risk reduction measures and help local authorities, people and the private sector to play more active roles in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
The project will be implemented in the four central provinces of Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Tri and Ha Tinh from October 2015 to March 2017. — VNS