ADB to provide $60 mln to improve climate resilience for ethnic minorities

The Asian Development Bank has approved a $60-million loan to improve the climate resilience of infrastructure in two central Vietnamese provinces to benefit local ethnic populations.

The Climate Resilient Inclusive Infrastructure for Ethnic Minorities Project will be undertaken in Binh Dinh and Quang Nam, with a focus on remote upland districts with large ethnic minority populations.

These areas are challenged by low-quality, fragmented transport and water supply infrastructure. Most of the ethnic minority communities are isolated during the rainy season, cut off by flooded roads in hilly or mountainous terrain.

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