Red river : Policy and institutional changes in Viet Nam are responding to the need to modernize river basin management
The Red River Basin is a transboundary river basin spanning parts of the People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, the basin encompasses 26 provinces including the capital city, Ha Noi, with a combined population of about 28 million people.
In view of the economic importance of the Red River Basin, the Vietnamese Government, with support from ADB, formed the Red Thai Binh River Basin Planning Management Board (RRBO) in 1998. RRBO is one of the first river basin organizations which piloted the Network of Asian River Basin Organization (NARBO)’s performance benchmarking service to improve its performance. It has also participated in NARBO’s twinning programme with Japan Water Agency to further inspire the organization to strengthen capacities of key staff on water resources management.
This is an excerpt of a case study from WaterWealth, a publication on basin management across Asia and the Pacific. WaterWealth is available for download on the
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