Alexis Wagnon (ISET-International)
On November 1st, 2013 the city of Da Nang, Vietnam adopted a new policy that will require all new housing construction in the city to adopt key resilience principles such as storm-resistant construction techniques in their post-typhoon recovery support programs for damaged households.
This success stems directly from The Storm and Flood-Resistant Credit and Housing Scheme in Da Nang City, a microcredit and technical assistance program aimed at developing storm resistant shelters in vulnerable districts of Da Nang. Read more about the project details here.
With approvals from Mayor of the Da Nang People’s Committee, The Department of Construction is instructed to use storm-resistant techniques in considering house construction permit to households. The Da Nang Climate Change Coordination Office has also been asked to support the Women’s Union in organizing events promoting storm-resistant housing techniques in each of the wards involved in the project.
For more information: http://i-s-e-t.org/work/shelter.html
Details on the storm-resistant design: http://i-s-e-t.org/resources/other/resilient-housing-vietnam.html