City Interventions

Green Growth and Climate Change Resilience Project

Country: Vietnam
City: Dong Ha

Key Stakeholders and PartnersPeople's Committee of Dong Ha, AFD, EU

CDIA SupportUS$ 450,000

Expected Downstream Financing$40 million (tbc)

Infrastructure sectorsWastewater Management
Flood/Drainage Management

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Đông Hà is a secondary city in the central region of Viet Nam, with an economy that is highly vulnerable to the impact of climate change. The city faces severe climate-related challenges and needs to tackle the consequences of increased flooding, river bank erosion, increased rainfall intensity, and sea level rise. Đông Hà is located on key transport and commercial corridors but has not fully benefited from the past years’ growth.

Details of Cooperation

The primary objective of the CDIA-financed PPS was to identify and prepare, to preliminary design level, priority infrastructure subprojects to improve the resilience and livability of Đông Hà. The specific sectors targeted by the CDIA technical assistance included flood management (embankments/stormwater systems), urban parks, improvement of basic services in vulnerable areas, integrated capacity development with a focus on low income areas, adaptation to climate change, and city livability. The study recommended priority interventions to inform future project preparation work for an urban development, green growth and climate resilience project in Đông Hà, to be financed by an AFD loan, pending AFD’s due diligence process and an official request from the Government of Viet Nam.

Expected Development Impacts

When fully implemented, the project will support the promotion of good quality urban development with a focus on climate resilience in order to reduce the cities’ vulnerability and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and the promotion of integrated water resource management to anticipate the risks of flooding, drought, and erosion.

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