41 million USD – that’s the estimated total damage to Da Nang City, Vietnam after Typhoon Nari swept through on the morning of October 15, 2013.
Right after the typhoon, the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET) Vietnam and the Da Nang Women’s Union conducted an assessment of damages and resilience capacity of beneficial wards in the storm-resistant housing project. Although quite modest in scale, the success of this project has been highly appreciated by the local government and community, especially after Typhoon Nari.
This new report shows the immediate success of intervention efforts that were provided to 244 households in Da Nang City with the goal of developing storm resistant shelters. One hundred per cent of the houses were proven resilient during Typhoon Nari.
This report is available in English and Vietnamese; to download the PDF file please visit: http://i-s-e-t.org/publications
Report Authors: Dr. Tran Van Giai Phong, Technical Lead, ISET-Vietnam