The Dutch Red Cross Office in Vietnam and the disaster management board of Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) jointly organised a training course on ‘Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment’ (VCA) in the city of Hue on March 6.

The course saw the participation of 84 Red Cross workers from 32 provinces and cities nationwide and the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

A representative at the Dutch Red Cross, Paul Vanderlaan, said the programme is part of a year-long project called Disaster Preparedness ECHO 8 (DIPECHO 8), which aims to enhance the proficiency of VRC officers, therefore ensuring better calamity management in Vietnam .

Earlier, 175 local activists were trained in similar courses under DIPECHO 6 and 7.-VNA