The central city of Da Nang has officially become a member of the 100 Resilient Cities network initiated by US-based Rockefeller Foundation.

The information was announced by the city’s Steering Committee for the Response to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on December 5.

According to the committee, Da Nang was among nearly 400 cities across six continents applying for the 100 Resilient Cities challenge launched in May this year.

A press release by Rockefeller Foundation in New York on December 3, to join the network, cities were required to submit their visions, needs and plan to build resilience in a way that connects government, private sector and civil society while specifically addressing the needs of their poor and vulnerable citizens.

Da Nang and other 32 cities named in the list represent a diversity of urban resilience needs and as the inaugural members of the 100 Resilient Cities network, they have much to share with and learn from each other, said Dr. Judith Rodin, President of Rockefeller Foundation.

“We are excited to get to work so that these dynamic groups of cities are better prepared to withstand the shocks and stresses of our disruptive world,” she said.

Last year, Da Nang was selected as an APEC city for a Low-Carbon Model Town Project at the 44th APEC energy meeting in Washington DC .

Furthermore, the central city plan tot transform itself into a green city by 2020.-VNA