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Can Tho perceptions of flood risk survey, Vietnam

22 July 2011

As part of the World Bank - Building Urban Resilience project in East Asia, DW will be carrying out a surevy of flood risk perceptions in Can Tho City, southern Vietnam. 

Can Tho City is the economic capital of the Mekong Delta and the 5th city in Viet Nam, located on the one of the main branches of the Mekong River. It is subject to frequent flooding. The city is located at the confluence of the tidal part of the river and the down-river flow (Total area 1 400 km²).

With around 1 200 000 inhabitants, and a rapid urbanisation, the common perception of hazards is one of an increasing phenomena, but in reality the hazards remain nearly the same, and increased vulnerability also results from incorrect planning – infrastructure, and also from the evolution in the acceptance of risk levels.

The contract has been negociated with the World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery through the Gloablnewtrok for Civcil Society Orgsanisation for Disaster reduction. Work starts in August 2011.