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Enhancing climate change adatption capacity for Can Tho city
The Prime Minister approved a list of project for "Development of Can Tho city and enhancement of urban adaptation capacity" to loan the World Bank (WB).


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The main objective of the Project is to develop urban sustainablement, enhance adaptation to climate change for Can Tho city, support  the city to become the center and force of economic  social development for the Mekong Delta; reducing the damage caused by flooding in  the center of Can Tho city and improving the transport system connected among domestically regional areas and inter-regional localities.

The project is conducted in 5 years with a total investment of 322.50 million USD; in which the loan capital  from WB is 250.36 million USD, and non - refundable support capital of Switzerland Economic Cooperation Organization (SECO) through the World Bank is 10 million USD, Vietnam counterpart funds is equivalent to 62, 14 million USD.

Results from the project is to control flooding in urban core areas; improve the quality and efficiency of infrastructure services; enhance protection and improve environmental sanitation in area of Ninh Kieu District; improve basic infrastructure and provide public services, improve drainage and wastewater collection in Ninh Kieu district; strengthen urban management to adapt to climate change and etc.

Kim Xuyen
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