As many as 21,000 residents in 11 coastal communes in the Red River Delta will benefit from a project aiming to strengthen climate change adaptation capacity, Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper reported Monday.
The project, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), targets residents, more than half of whom are women, in coastal communities in Hai Phong City, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh provinces.
Oxfam in Vietnam will implement the project through a strategic partnership with Vietnamese NGO Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) and provincial government counterparts.
It aims to raise awareness and understanding of the unavoidable impacts of climate change, to minimize the risks of climate change and to improve livelihoods of the residents.
The project is expected to be implemented over 29 months.