In Vietnam, under the effect of climate change, natural disasters, especially storms and floods, cause more and more damage. About 60% of the total land area and 71% of the population are at risk of storms and floods, and the average annual direct economic loss is estimated at about 0.8% of the total GDP. A number of solutions have been proposed. However, these solutions are mainly localized, fragmented, unsystematic or in a short-term period and may cause more severe flooding to nearby areas. Therefore, there is a need for a different approach. IFMP is an integrated management with the aims to maximize the benefits of floodplains and minimize flood damage with a watershed and multisectoral approach. It can be participated by the community and supported by governmental mechanisms and policies in flood management. Six provinces have developed IFMPs for six river basins; manuals is also published by the government. However, the implementation of these manuals is still limited due to officials’ knowledge about IFMP. This project is proposed to strengthen the capacity of officials at all levels in developing/updating the IFMP and integrating it into provincial disaster prevention plans. By that, localities can actively develop their own flood and related hazard prevention plans. The project will be implemented at 3 central coastal provinces: Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, and Quang Nam which regularly suffer heavy damages from floods and related hazards.
Project • CBA2022-03SY-Tran Ngoc