UNDP Hands over 340 Storm-Resilient Houses to Locals in Central Vietnam

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on January 24 handed over 340 storm-resilient houses to residents in Vietnam’s central province of Thanh Hoa, state media reported. This was part of a five-year project funded by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) via the UNDP until 2021. In 2019, the UNDP targets to build and hand over another 442 storm-resilient houses to locals in the province.  Earlier, the UNDP announced that it will support Vietnam in building 1,380 houses resilient to climate change and restore 1,386 hectares of mangrove forest in 2019. According to the UNDP, as many as 60,000 houses are damaged in Vietnam annually due to storms and floods. (BaoChinhPhu, qdnd.vn)