Mekong Delta province unveils $820-mln plan to combat climate change

Ca Mau Province has presented a master plan to fight climate change impacts in the next decade that will cost an estimated VND19 trillion ($820 million).

Vietnam’s southernmost province has come up with the plan for execution in 2020-30 that seeks to prevent natural disasters brought on by climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More than VND18 trillion of the amount will come from official development assistance (ODA) funds.

The money will be used to build, upgrade and renovate irrigation systems to prevent salinity, conserve freshwater and combat drought.

The program will bring in advanced technologies for shrimp farming, a major industry in the province.

Besides, Ca Mau will expand its water supply system and prioritize upgrades to infrastructure and transport systems.

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Minh Minh