On January 29, 2021, in Can Tho City, the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA) in cooperation with GIZ organised the consultation workshop on the draft revised Decree No. 160/2018 / ND-CP detailing the implementation of the Law on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control and the Decree on the establishment and management of Disaster Prevention Fund. Attending the workshop were 100 delegates from relevant departments of the VNDMA under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), from Water Resources Sub-Departments, Provincial Commanding Commitee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, DARDs from 30 provinces in the Central and Southern Viet Nam, as well as GIZ experts.
After the presentations by VNDMA on the two draft Decrees, the delegates discussed and shared their comments, provided valuable inputs based on their practical disaster management experiences. GIZ also presented domestic and international experiences on the financing mechanism for the disaster prevention fund as well as its management and use.
According to the plan, the draft of two Decrees will be finalised by MARD and submitted to the Government for promulgation in May 2021.