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Ca Mau (VNA) – The southernmost province of Ca Mau will implement 10 emergency projects to prevent and surmount the consequences of drought and saline intrusion, according to the provincial People’s Committee. 

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has decided to provide 80 billion VND (3.6 million USD) for the province to carry out these projects, added the committee. 

The projects will focus on repairing, upgrading and expanding water networks, building reservoirs on Hon Khoai Island and irrigational works to keep fresh water, and dredging canals.

Ca Mau has a 254 km long coastline with thousands of rivers and canals. Due to impacts of climate change, natural disasters such as drought, landslide and saltwater intrusion, happen regularly in the locality, resulting in economic losses worth tens of billions of VND each year.

Therefore, these projects are expected to help local people affected by natural disasters develop production and stabilise their lives.-VNA