Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies
Vol. 25(S02) , December 2018, Page 112-128

Household investment behavior toward urban flooding adaptation in Ho Chi Minh City
Lê Thành Nhân

DOI: 10.24311/jabes/2018.25.S02.6
An investigation about the adaptive capacity of residents in Ho Chi Minh City when facing the flooding problems which have frequently happened in recent years. Although the government has spent a lot of money in the drainage system, and the situation has been reported to be better, a high proportion of surveyed people said that the improvement is just local; however, the whole city still needs more effort to control flooding. Households living closely to frequently flood-prone usually consider two main measures to protect themselves from the flood: Floor elevation or dry-proof investment. Since housing is a big money while their income is still low, moving to another place seems to be inapplicable. Doing almost nothing and leaning on the public projects are still the main strategy.

Urban floods; Adaptation; Household investment.