Can Tho

Can Tho’s Resilience Journey

Can Tho is the largest city in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, and is the main center of commerce and investment in a region with a population of over 17 million.

Rapid urbanization and rising sea levels due to climate change have contributed to increased severe river flooding and waterborne disease. Low elevation, and increasing incidences of subsidence due to groundwater extraction, also present daunting challenges to the city’s resilience.

Can Tho is looking to develop as a green, sustainable, proactive, and integrated river city where people enjoy prosperity and safety from shocks and stresses, and no one is left behind. The city has prioritized four goals in its Resilience Strategy, where Goal One is an integrated and collaborative effort to develop and implement policies, Goal Two focuses on promoting resilient infrastructure, Goal Three is to encourage a diverse economy, and Goal Four is to ensure communities’ resilience to withstand the challenges posed by the city’s location in a climatically vulnerable region.

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