Storm-proof home initiative transforming living conditions

The recent storms causing misery in central Vietnam may have left large wounds in the lives of poor residents in the south-central province of Quang Ngai. However, many of them are able to avoid the very worst thanks to firm shelters provided through a jointly-funded special scheme.

The project has been running since 2017 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Construction, and the UNDP. Its total investment capital is nearly $42 million, including over $30.8 million in grants from the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and $1.6 million from the UNDP, while the remaining comes from the Vietnamese government. It is expected that about 4,000 houses of the type will be built in the five coastal provinces of Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, and Quang Ngai.

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