Improving the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities to climate change related impacts in VN (GCF-FP013)

  • Vietnam
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nga Son. Hau Loc, Hoang Hoa, Sam Son, Quang Xuong, Tinh Gia, Thanh Hoa and the Mekong Delta
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Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 19, 2017
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Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
  • Construction
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.52 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.53 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS May 2, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 19, 2017

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Project Description

Within 5 year, the project aims to strengthen storm and flood protection for coastal communities in Viet Nam through resilient housing, planting and rehabilitation of mangrove forests, and systematized climate risk assessments for the public and private sectors. The project proposes to benefit up to 20,000 people who are exposed to high risk from adverse weather events.

In order to create storm surge buffers, 4,000 hectares of mangroves will be planted and rehabilitated, which will also create sustainable ecosystem resources to support coastal livelihoods. The project will also develop systematized climate and economic risk assessments for private and public sector application in all 28 coastal provinces of Viet Nam.

In sum, the project relies on grant finance as:
(a) the proposed interventions will benefit vulnerable families identified as poor by the government,
(b) strengthens natural defenses proving public value and
(c) does not generate revenue that lends itself to providing reflows to the GCF.

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Ministry of Construction $8.0 Million US
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Grant $1.4 Million US
UNDP $1.6 Million US
GGF $29.5 Million US

Contact Information

Contact person, position
Keti Chachibaia, Regional Technical Advisor
Organization: UNDP
Email address:
Telephone number: +66 (0) 2 304 9100 ext 5091
Mailing address:
United Nations Development Programme
4th Floor United Nations Service Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue
Bangkok 10200, Thailand


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