Special attention will be attached to developing the seaport system for the Mekong Delta region which had abundant sources of agricultural products for export but the seaport system remained poorly developed.
“It’s the way I pay back the forest. In the past, I was a poacher but now I am a forest guardian,” he said when asked about the reason behind his decision.
Together with UNDP, Vietnam will work to empower smallholder farmers – particularly women and ethnic minority farmers – to manage the increasing climate-related risks to agricultural production by ensuring the availability of water sources, adopting climate-resilient agricultural practices, and increasing access to agro-climatic information, credit and markets.
The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is encouraging farmers to breed shrimp in mangrove forests as the practice offers sustainable incomes and helps to maintain the province’s forest coverage.
Flooding and biodiversity among concerns for people in Vietnam below the cascade of Red River dams
Scientists confirm that the lush green mangrove forests in Vietnam are now threatened by the devastating impacts of climate change in combination with human disturbances, accelerating the degradation of these fragile ecosystems.
A project on enhancing the sustainability of transboundary groundwater management between Cambodia’s Mekong River lowland and Vietnam’s Mekong River delta so-called PIF has been discussed.
IFC on May 26 announced that it is providing a financing package of US$57 million to Thuan Binh Wind Power Joint Stock Company (TBW), a subsidiary of Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corporation (REE). This will enable the construction of two onshore wind power plants – Phu Lac 2 in Binh Thuan province and Loi Hai 2 in Ninh Thuan province – with a total capacity of 54.2 megawatts ((MW). The plants will generate about 170 million kilowatt-hours of clean energy per year once they start operating later in 2021.
Grete Lochen, the Norwegian Ambassador said Vietnam had considerable potential when it came to aquaculture growth, adding that Norway had the experience to promote the sustainable development of industrial scale fish farming.
Harmful human interventions like intensive agriculture and aquaculture (leading to the destruction of vast areas of mangroves) and the impacts of climate change are factors behind the worsening erosion of recent years, experts have said.