Tens of thousands to benefit from disaster risk management project

Wednesday, 2015-06-10 11:48:17
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NDO/VNA - A community-based disaster risk management project was launched in central Quang Binh province on June 9, aimming to directly benefit 4,000 people and more than 24,000 others indirectly.

The project, scheduled to run until March 2018, is intended to mitigate the adverse impacts of increasingly common and serious natural disasters.

It will be implemented at a cost of EUR 600,000 (over US$ 676,400) funded by the German Red Cross Society.

Beneficiaries will include Phu Hai ward and Bao Ninh commune of Dong Hoi city and Thuan Hoa and Mai Hoa communes of Tuyen Hoa district which have in recent times been heavily affected by natural disasters.

Accordingly, the aforementioned localities and a minimum of four schools will build their own action plans and backup plans and undertake disaster resilience measures such as adapting livelihoods to climate change.

Provincial disaster response teams and Red Cross staff and volunteers will receive training in ensuring safe houses, clean water and environmental hygiene while communication activities will be increased to improve public awareness.