Ca Mau: $9.5 million allocated to cope with climate change

VietNamNet Bridge
10 April 2015

The Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau will spend 198 billion VND (9.5 million USD) to cope with climate change and rising sea levels this year, said Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Van Su.

Of the figure, 120 billion VND (5.7 million USD) will be used to upgrade the sea dyke system in western coastal areas and 78 billion VND (3.7 million USD) will be spent on three coastal reforestation projects.

Initially, the province will upgrade 30 kilometres of the 110-kilometre western sea dyke; the remaining 80 kilometres of which will be attended to in later years.

Reforestation to halt erosion and mend damaged sea dyke sections will be prioritized in Ngoc Hien, Nam Cam, Phu Tan, U Minh and Tran Van Thoi districts.

Ca Mau has three sea-facing sides with a total length of 252 kilometres, accounting for one third of the Mekong Delta coast line, and is considered one of the hardest hit provinces from climate change and rising sea levels.

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