EU-funded project to boost urban infrastructure’s climate resilience

(VOVWORLD) - An EU and French-funded project was launched on Friday to improve the climate resilience of urban infrastructure in four northern and central provinces of Vietnam.

The project is financed with 5 million EUR (over 5.3 million USD) in non-refundable aid from the EU, 123 million EUR in ODA loan from France, and 28 million EUR from the Vietnamese Government.

It aims to reduce the vulnerability to natural disasters in five urban areas in Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh provinces.

Under this project, necessary urban infrastructure facilities will be built to serve water drainage, ease flooding, and improve environmental hygiene, clean water supply, and solid waste treatment.

Technical assistance will also be provided to help the localities enhance the project’s sustainability by boosting their capacity to operate and maintain wastewater treatment stations and other utilities.