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ADB Vietnam Secondary Cities Programme

This project will achieve the sustainable urban development of three cities (Buon Ma Thuot, Ha Tinh and Tam Ky) as regional growth centres, through the increased quality and coverage of urban services, and climate adaptation measures. This includes:

  • Integrated urban and environment management
  • Strengthened flood management and urban drainage;
  • Disaster risk reduction and management;
  • Improved solid waste management and landfill construction;
  • Community led solid waste reduction, recycling and re-use
  • Environmental upgrading and recreation development
  • Capacity building and training


Working through ICF-GHK we were responsible for project management and urban planning in the preparation of a Feasibility Study prepared for the Asian Development Bank. The Study sets an integrated urban planning context for the sustainable development of new urban infrastructure and services provision and has an emphasis on climate change adaptation, through: (i) sustainable master planning – adapting land use/development strategies to climate change implications; and (ii) ensuring infrastructure development, such as flood protection dykes are climate resilient.

The Study also concluded on the need to enhance economic and social development and investment, through an upgraded urban/master planning context incorporating “green city concepts and technologies”.

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