Vietnam focuses on coastal eco-system, mangrove forest protection

Vietnam Net Bridge
31 August 2015

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.

Technical and economic norms, mangrove tree planting techniques, building regulations on protective forest management as well as improvements in the cultivation of rice, fish and shrimp will be introduced through the programme.

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