On the occasion of Viet Nam Urban Day, November 8, 2021, the Ministry of Construction, together with the Viet Nam Urban Forum (VUF), the Association of Cities of Viet Nam, the Viet Nam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA) organised the “Urbanisation in Viet Nam Responding to Emerging Challenges of Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Pandemic”. The workshop was supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) via GIZ. Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung chaired the workshop.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Central Economic Commission, ministries, branches, People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities, urban authorities, professional associations, international organizations and experts with more than 300 online conference bridges across the country.
11 presentations and discussions focused on the importance of urbanisation, orientations, planning models, urban development in the context of emerging challenges such as epidemics, natural disasters, climate change; the relationship between urban and rural development; economic recovery solutions after the pandemic towards the goal of building, renovating and rebuilding Vietnam's urban areas, responding to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters, epidemics, especially the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the workshop, the GIZ representative gave a speech on solutions to enhance the urban resilience to climate change in the Mekong Delta by improving the legal and policy framework on urban climate resilience, applying sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS), sponge city model, strengthening linkages between urban and rural development...
Mr. Le Quang Hung - Deputy Minister of MoC chaired the meeting.
GIZ representative Dr. Tim McGrath speaking at the event
Representatives of local governments and international organisations joined the meeting via more than 300 online conference bridges