Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to provide project implementation support and capacity development for Dong Hoi, Quang Binh province in Vietnam, which is one of the twenty most climate hazard prone provinces in the country and is particularly vulnerable to storms, floods, typhoons, river and sea bank erosion and salinity intrusion. This project contributes to improving climate resilient urban infrastructure and is expected to benefit over 100,000 people.
Dong Hoi City is located in the center of the province Quang Binh along the Nhat Le estuary, a river draining a catchment area of 2,650 km². With its diverse topography Dong Hoi is confronted with recurrent floods almost every year and in some years the flooding is exceptionally destructive. Due to climate change, the intensity and geographical scope of these extreme weather events will increase and the current flood defenses won’t suffice anymore. The impact of these extreme weather events on the province’s economy, natural resources and the livelihoods of the population is significant.
Constructing and upgrading the infrastructure of Dong Hoi to improve urban environmental conditions, reduce pollution and increase climate resilience is part of The Urban Environment and Climate Change Adaptation Project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).Royal HaskoningDHV is already familiar in Dong Hoi as we are also involved in supervising and the contract management for the World Bank funded construction of technical infrastructure components for the city.
Thang Doan, Director Water Vietnam for Royal HaskoningDHV says: “This is a fantastic achievement for our team and we are really proud to be a part of this meaningful project and very excited to provide professional services to “enhance society together” in Vietnam.”
The contract, worth approximately 1.5 million USD, was signed in June 2020.