$3.48M Disbursed to Help Poor in Vietnam Tra Vinh Adapt to Climate Change

The climate change adaptation co-sponsoring fund (CCA) has recently disbursed nearly VND81 billion ($3.48 million) to support poor and near-poor households in Vietnam’s southern province of Tra Vinh in developing climate change adaptation production models during the 2014-2019 period, local media reported. The Coordination Board of the “Adaptation in the Mekong Delta” (AMD) project revealed the information at a meeting on June 18 to review the CCA in the locality. The AMD project, with a total budget of VND522 billion, is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project’s capital includes VND233.5 billion of IFAD loans, VND126.5 billion of IFAD non-refundable aid, VND79.5 billion from the Vietnamese government, and the remainder from beneficiaries. The project aims to help 15,000 poor and near-poor families in 30 communes adapt to climate change and improve livelihoods. It has been deployed during 2014-2020. (Vietnam Plus, en.vietnamplus.vn, en.nhandan.org.vn, travinh.gov.vn)