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Initiative timeframe: 2015/2018

Total initiative costs

€ 4,036,000.0
Reparted as
  • Loans € 4,000,000.0
  • Grants € 36,000.0

Dati finanziari aggiornati al 23.11.2015


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Five provinces of the South-Central region of Vietnam, including Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces.

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Only 20-30% of total rainfall in Vietnam takes place in the dry season that lasts 7-8 months, while remaining 70-80% occurs during the rainy season that lasts 4-5 months. Such unfavourable distribution of water generally causes situations of drought during the dry season and heavy flooding during the rainy season with many difficulties for the life of the population and for industries. The initiative builds on the experience gained during the first phase and aims at reducing the vulnerability of local populations to flooding by improving Vietnam’s flood forecasting and warning system. The capacity to collect, transmit and process hydro-meteorological data as well as the capacity to respond quickly to emergencies will be enhanced through the supply and installation of equipment for 114 automatic stations and for 4 centres for data management, forecast and warnings at the provincial, regional and national level. The initiative is managed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment through a Project Management Unit established at the National Hydro-Meteorological Service. It is planned to be implemented over 3 years. read more close

Main outcome

The flood forecasting system and the capacity to manage warnings in five provinces in the South-Central region of Vietnam (namely Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan) are improved.

Initiative data

Initiative number 010519
Purpose Flood prevention/control
Sector General Environment Protection


Agency MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo
Counterpart authority Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam
Other financiers Government of Vietnam: 2,458,000 Euro


The South Central Hydro-Meteorological Regional Centre will be the direct beneficiary of the project. The centre will be responsible of managing all the results of the project in order to produce hydro-meteorological forecasts and carry out basic analysis. The project area consists of 5 provinces (Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan) and covers about 26,960 km2, accounting for 8.19% of the total area of Vietnam. About 5.41 million people living in these provinces (6.28% of the total population of Vietnam) will indirectly benefit from the initiative.



Expert fund set up by MAECI-DGCS in order to ensure the consulting missions of experts on specific technical aspects, as well as monitoring and evaluation.

Status Ongoing
Type Technical Assistance/Consultancy and related expenses
Procedure Direct Contracting/Direct Assignment
Procurement notice Contract awarded

Project Management Unit of the National Hydro Meteorological Service

Procurement of engineering services and equipment.

Status Planned
Type Works, Supply, Services
Procedure Competitive Bidding
Procurement notice Tender preparation