Trillions allocated for Mekong Delta to tackle climate change

Department of Water Resources has said that the estimated cost for the development of an irrigation network in provinces in the Mekong Delta, aimed to tackle  climate change and rise in sea levels for the period of 2012-2050, might go upto VND171.7 trillion.

According to the project, the department will allocate VND41.4 trillion for the period 2012-2020, VND49.45 trillion for the period 2021-2030, and the rest for the period 2031-2050.

The expenditure for the area left of Tien River will go upto VND33.98 trillion; for the area in the middle of Tien and Hau Rivers will be about VND85.28 trillion; for the Long Xuyen Quadrilateral about VND13.44 trillion; and for the Ca Mau Peninsula and islands in the region almost VND37.78 trillion and VND1.22 trillion, respectively.

The project aims to create a complete irrigation network to serve the farming community, seafood breeding, tackle climate change and rise in sea levels, help protect the environment and improve life for people in the Mekong Delta Provinces.

By T.Mai – Translated by Thuy Doan

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