Eptisa will carry out a National Urban Development Strategy focusing on sustainability and climate change resilience in Vietnam

The project will lead to an indicative pipeline of investment projects related to climate change resilient urban development

February 01, 2017

Eptisa has been awarded a new project in Vietnam financed by the Asian Development Bank. The aim of the project is to provide technical assistance to undertake a sustainable and climate change resilient urban development in different cities as well as to implement a National Urban Development Strategy (NUDS).

More specifically, the main objective of this Capacity Development Technical Assistance (CDTA) is to advise the Government of Vietnam on the transformation of the framework for urban planning and governance in order to attain cohesive plans for Vietnamese cities which integrate socio-economic and sectoral objectives, and assist in mainstreaming climate change resilience into the urban planning and management processes. To this end, Eptisa will assist the government with the formulation, acceptance, introduction and application of the National Urban Development Strategy.

To guarantee the acceptance and application at subnational level of the NUDS, and develop capacity at provincial and city levels, the project will implement pilot projects that will include main features and key documents for the planning processes.

Under the output aimed to develop guidelines for housing, the project will pilot a low-cost climate and disaster resilient housing model for areas affected by extreme weather conditions such as storms and floods.

Finally, Eptisa will formulate an Urban Climate Change Resilience Investment Framework with a 15 year planning horizon that will identify gaps in urban policies and institutions defining project selection criteria that will help to prioritize and determine a future investment program for the urban sector, through result based lending. This will result in the identification of an indicative pipeline of investment projects.


 
 Eptisa will carry out a National Urban Development Strategy focusing on sustainability and climate change resilience in Vietnam