Assessment of Vietnam Coastal Erosion and Relevant Laws and Policies

Le Van Cong*, Nguyen Van Cu, Tomoya Shibayama

*Corresponding author for this work

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The main purpose of this chapter is to provide an assessment of the coastal erosion situation in Vietnam, covering its present status of erosion at the national and the subnational levels. Erosion can be caused by a number of factors, including the impacts of sea level rise (SLR). Relevant laws and policies for addressing coastal erosion, various types of measures for coastal erosion, gaps and needs to address coastal erosion in terms of national policies, and legal and institutional arrangements to address coastal erosion are also given.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Disasters and Climate Change in Vietnam
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering and Planning Perspectives
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128004791
ISBN (Print)9780128000076
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jun 4


  • Ca Mau
  • Coastal erosion
  • Hai Hau
  • Law
  • Legal
  • Policies
  • Thua Thien-Hue
  • Vietnam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)


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