A project to build houses resilient to storms and floods for 782 poor households in coastal area of the north central province of Thanh Hoa will be carried out from 2018 to 2022 (Illustrative photo: VNA)

 

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – A project to build houses resilient to storms and floods for 782 poor households in coastal area of the north central province of Thanh Hoa will be carried out from 2018 to 2022.

The houses will be built for disadvantaged families in the province’s four coastal districts of Nga Son, with 170 houses, Hau Loc (136), Hoang Hoa (210) and Tinh Gia (266), at a cost of more than 4 billion VND (about 174,800 USD). 

The province is among five coastal localities of Vietnam benefitting from the project funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) through the United Nations Development Programme.

About 200-340 houses will be completed in the first part of the project in Thanh Hoa, as constructions of some houses began earlier in June.

GCF Director in Thanh Hoa Le Cong Cuong said the organisation has worked with local authorities to provide safe and stable houses for disadvantaged households which are vulnerable to storms and floods, thus improving their lives and contributing to poverty reduction.

The project will support the construction of 4,000 houses in Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces. It will run until 2022 with non-refundable assistance totalling about 29.5 million USD.-VNA