Project Region / Natural Environment

Vu Gia Thu Bon River Basin

The pilot region encompasses the whole Vu Gia-Thu Bon river basin as well as adjacent areas of the provinces Da Nang and Quang Nam, with a total area of 12,382 square kilometers (VGTB 10,350 square kilometers).

Rainfall totals 2000-4000 mm per year, which accounts for 60-80% of rainfall during the rainy season from October to November.

The topography is characterized by the highland in the west with mountains reaching up to 2000 m a.s.l. as well as extensive lowlands along the coast in the east (see Topographic Map). About 75% of the area is covered by forest, agricultural land accounts for around 11% (220.040 ha, of which 61% is used for rice cultivation) and 5% is urbanized (MONRE, 2010).

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The LUCCi field research has been mainly conducted in the districts Dien Ban, Dai Loc, Phuoc Son, Bac Tra My and Hoi An in close collaboration with the District Peoples' Commitees.