The Nordic Assistance to Vietnam has provided over 572 million VND (26,884 USD) to help central Thua Thien-Hue province implement a project on climate change adaption.

The project is carried out until the end of 2013 in Nam Dong and Phong Dien districts and Hue city. It is to help needy people who are vulnerable to climate change access renewable energy and sustainable livelihood strategies.

The project includes training courses on mitigating climate change risks and raising public awareness of renewable energy and building 20 biogas systems to local people in coastal communes and providing solar water heating systems for five kindergartens.

Additionally, the project also helps them develop a model on organic fertilizer production, while providing training to improve community capacity on dealing with livelihood-related risks caused by climate change and assisting them in building climate change resilience models which are based on the beneficiaries’ proposals.

Besides, the locality has also received 550 million VND (25,850 USD) from the Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ) to carry out a project on community-based development in Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city.

The project aims to improve income of local people by developing available tourism products in the locality, thus contributing to restoring and preserving traditional cultural values in Hue city.-VNA