World Bank Project To Tackle Climate Change In Mekong Delta Approved

HANOI, May 5 (Bernama) -- Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the "Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project" using the World Bank's loan, reports Vietnam News Agency (VNA).   The project, with a total investment of nearly US$385 million, will be implemented in six years.   It aims to enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change by improving planning, promoting resilient rural livelihoods, and constructing climate smart infrastructure in select Mekong Delta provinces.   The project will be implemented through several components, namely data monitoring and analysing, managing floods in the upper Delta, adapting to salinity transitions in the Delta estuary areas, protecting coastal areas in the peninsula area, and project management and implementation support.   The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will coordinate the project, which also involves the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, and the provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Dong Thap, BenTre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Soc Trang, Ca Mau, and Bac Lieu.   Source-- BERNAMA

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