The “100 resilient cities” programme which is pioneered by the US’s Rockefeller Foundation was launched in Vietnam at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on November 21.

At the event, participants discussed the “resilience” concept and the programme’s approach to “resilience” and studied experience that the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition of the US has drawn out from the carrying out the programme on climate resilient Asian cities network.

Experts also proposed specific orientations and solutions for Vietnam in general and Da Nang in particular to deal with problems arising in the four main domains of urban planning, social security and economic development, the environment and coping with climate change.

Vice Chairman of the city’s People’s Committee Phung Tan Viet said the programme gives Da Nang a good chance to access new knowledge and experience in enhance the capacity to cope with any shocks or disasters.
The programme of “100 resilient cities” attempts to help worldwide cities to develop plans and prepare their community for better cope with and recover from shocks, tensions and disasters in the 21st century.

In late 2013, the programme selected Da Nang as one of the first 33 cities to implement the programme’s foremost phase.-VNA