A conference summarising a project for community-based disaster risk management in vulnerable regions was held in the northern province of Yen Bai on November 22.

The project was implemented in the province by the provincial Steering Committee for Flood Control, Research and Rescue in collaboration with Save the Children in Vietnam from December 2012 to November 2013 at a cost of about 133,000 USD.

Under the programme, local officials and residents in the two communes of Hong Ca and Tan Dong in Tran Yen district were provided training to improve their awareness of disasters and build disaster-prevention plans minimising damage caused by natural disasters.

Thanks to its success, project managers have asked Save the Children to continue expanding the programme over other communes in Yen Bai.-VNA