Mekong Delta needs over $5.28 billion for green growth by 2025

The Mekong Delta needs about VND120 trillion (US$5.28 billion) for public investment to ensure green growth in the phases of 2016-2020 and 2021-2025, reported the Ministry of Planning and Investment at a workshop yesterday.

Phu Quoc Island (Photo: SGGP)

Phu Quoc Island (Photo: SGGP)

That workshop discussing an action plan for green growth in five Mekong Delta provinces was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and relevant agencies in Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province yesterday.
Capital demand is expected to reach VND105 trillion in the phase of 2016-2020.
According to the ministry, the plan aims at making the Mekong Delta a motive power in socioeconomic development in association with the environment and ecosystem protection, focusing on connectivity models and limiting negative environmental impacts.
At first, the plan will be implemented in five provinces namely Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Hau Giang, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu.
In the upcoming time, relevant agencies will build and adjust plans to adapt to climate change, invest in infrastructure, urban and traffic development to suit climate change as per the region’s plan.
Mekong Delta needs over $5.28 billion for green growth by 2025 ảnh 1 A view of the conference on green growth for the Mekong Delta in Phu Quoc Island on November 11 (Photo: SGGP)

By NGOC DAN – Translated by Hai Mien

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