THE PRIME MINISTER
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, March 25, 2021
Approving the Scheme on development of urban areas in Vietnam in response to climate change in the 2021-2030 period
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government; and the November 22, 2019 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and Law on Organization of Local Administration;
Pursuant to Resolution No. 24-NQ/TW of June 3, 2013, of the 7th plenum of the 11th Party Central Committee, on proactive response to climate change and intensification of natural resource management and environmental protection;
Pursuant to the Government's Resolution No. 06/NQ-CP of January 21, 2021, on the Action Program to further implement Resolution No. 24-NQ /TW of the 11th Party Central Committee, on proactive response to climate change and intensification of natural resource management and environmental protection under the Political Bureau’s Conclusion No. 56-KL/TW of August 23, 2019;
Pursuant to the Government's Resolution No. 93/NQ-CP of October 31, 2016, ratifying the Paris Agreement on implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 1055/QD-TTg of July 20, 2020, promulgating the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2050;
At the proposal of the Minister of Construction in Report No. 49/TTr-BXD of December 17, 2020, and Official Letter No. 770/BXD-PTĐT of March 9, 2021,
Article 1. Approving the Scheme on development of urban areas in Vietnam in response to climate change in the 2021-2030 period (below referred to as the Scheme), with the following principal contents:
1. General objectives: To proactively respond to climate change, and reasonably use natural resources in upgrading and developing urban areas, thus helping gradually control and reduce air, water and soil pollution according to international standards; to review, supplement and improve the system of legal documents and master plans and manage urban development investment in the context of increased climate change risks; to raise awareness and increase coordination among ministries, sectors and localities in administration and management of urban development in response to climate change.
2. Specific objectives:
To concretize the requirements and tasks set out in Resolution No. 24-NQ/TW of the 11th Party Central Committee, the Plan to implement the Paris Agreement on implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the National Strategy for Climate Change, the National Target Program on Climate Change Response, the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan, and the National Climate Change Scenario in development of the national system of urban areas.
To formulate programs and plans to survey and assess levels of impacts of climate change on the urban system prone to high risk.
To develop a task framework and response solutions to adapt to climate change and sea level rise, and limit and mitigate risks in construction and development of urban areas in Vietnam.
To propose pilot programs and projects, estimate funding, and assign ministries, sectors and localities to coordinate with one another in organizing the implementation thereof.
To set urban development orientations, focusing on improvement of quality of technical infrastructure, environmental services and overall master plans in adaptation to disasters and climate change.
II. SCOPE AND DURATION OF IMPLEMENTATION
1. Scope of implementation of the Scheme: To be implemented for the urban system nationwide (63 provinces and centrally run cities), focusing on the system of coastal and delta urban areas prone to flood and the system of urban areas at high risk of flashfloods and landslides in the Northern Mountainous region, Central Coastal region, Southeast region and Central Highlands region.
2. Duration of implementation:
The Scheme shall be implemented in the period from now to 2030, with a vision beyond 2030, specifically as follows:
Phase I (2021-2025): To be implemented in 5 urban areas, including Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi, Can Tho, Hai Phong and Da Nang, and urban areas in 7 provinces in the Northern Coastal region, Central Coastal region and Mekong River delta and 7 provinces in the Northern Mountainous region and Central Highlands region.
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