As hot weather peaks this month in southern Vietnam, authorities in the Mekong Delta region are stepping up efforts to cope with forest fires and salinisation as a response to climate change. (Photo: dmhcc.gov.vn) Ho Chi Minh City (VNA) – Experts and representatives from the Government and international organisations met on April 6 in HCM City to discuss the feasibility of a sea dyke project which they hope could help the Mekong Delta cope with the effects of climate change. Speaking at the workshop, Nguyen Duy Tuan, Director of the Institute of Geology, Water and Environment, said that responding to climate change, especially in the Mekong Delta, was a top national priority. “It’s vital to seek solutions and invest in new structures to prevent tides and saline intrusion. We also need to store fresh water and respond to rising sea levels in the Mekong Delta, as well as cope with flooding in HCM City,” he said. The Vung Tau-Go Cong sea dyke project, which was proposed in 2011 by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, would include a 28km-long main dyke extending from Go Cong Commune (Tien Giang province) to a point 5 km from Vung Tau City (Ba… Read full this story
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