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Vietnam focuses on coastal eco-system, mangrove forest protection

The safeguard of coastal eco-system and mangrove forest in the Mekong Delta region will be given a push as phase two of the Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) recently kicked off in An Giang province.

By VietnamNet Bridge

Ca Mau, Mekong Delta, Vietnam, September 2, 2015

VietnamNet Bridge

The safeguard of coastal eco-system and mangrove forest in the Mekong Delta region will be given a push as phase two of the Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) recently kicked off in An Giang province.

The ICMP, built with a total budget of 8.8 million EUR (US$9.7 million) sourced from the German, Australian, and Vietnamese Governments, will be carried out during 2015-2018 in An Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Soc Trang provinces. It aims to efficiently manage and protect coastal ecosystems in the Mekong Delta region to mitigate and adapt to environmental hazards related to climate change.

According to ICMP Director Nguyen Van Son, the ICMP phase two will focus on evaluating climate change impacts on the Mekong Delta region and piloting charging forest environment fees among fish farms in Ca Mau province.

 

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