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An Action Plan for Green Growth in Viet Nam's Vinh Yen City

Viet Nam has made rapid progress in attaining its socioeconomic goals. However, the quality of urban growth is uneven, with many cities suffering from pollution and loss of natural capital. Photo credit: ADB.
Viet Nam has made rapid progress in attaining its socioeconomic goals. However, the quality of urban growth is uneven, with many cities suffering from pollution and loss of natural capital. Photo credit: ADB.

The plan provides a model for urban planners and policymakers to make their cities cleaner, greener, and sustainable.

Overview

The GrEEEn City Action Plan of Vinh Yen in Vinh Phuc province, Viet Nam, addresses the city’s challenges of rapid urbanization by integrating sustainable urban development and environmental planning. By focusing on the 3Es—economy, environment and equity, the plan provides the framework for Vinh Yen to become an ecobusiness satellite city in metropolitan Ha Noi.

The Vinh Yen GrEEEn City Action Plan was prepared with technical assistance from the Asian Development Bank. This article summarizes the initiatives and enabling measures to implement the plan.


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Meet the experts

  • Sonia Chand Sandhu    
    Senior Advisor to the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank

    Sonia Chand Sandhu, an environmental engineer and climate resilience and sustainability specialist, has 23 years of international development experience in environmental sustainability, resilience, and integrated institutional solutions for management of multisector infrastructure operations at ADB, the World Bank (South Asia and Africa), and in the private sector. At ADB, she led the GrEEEn Cities Initiative for secondary cities in Southeast Asia for balanced urban transformation and developed innovative knowledge solutions for climate resilience in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

  • Ramola Naik Singru    
    Urban Development Specialist, Urban Development and Water Division, Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

    Ramola Naik Singru supports ADB's urban sector development with a focus on integrated development for Livable Cities. She co-led the preparation of the framework for National Urban Assessments and the Inclusive Cities toolkit under ADB's Urban Operational Plan 2012-2020, and co-led ADB's GrEEEn Cities Initiative in Southeast Asia to develop GrEEEn City Action Plans. Ms. Singru is interested in engaging with people to take ownership for shaping their cities, and exploring the interface between urban development, urban-rural linkages, and regional integration.

   Viet Nam, Environment, Urban development
   Last updated: March 2017

 




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