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Can Tho (VNA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development teamed up with the World Bank (WB) to start a project on climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta worth more than 8.5 trillion VND (384.9 million USD).

The project aims to strengthen planning and improve the ability to withstand climate change for land and water resource management in the Mekong Delta.

The sum consists of 6.9 trillion VND (310 million USD) in loans from the WB, 1.6 trillion VND (72.5 million USD) of reciprocal capital and the remainder from capital mobilisation.

The project will be launched in nine Mekong Delta provinces from 2016 to 2020.

Vietnam is one of the five countries most vulnerable to climate change while the Mekong Delta region, Vietnam’s rice granary, is among the three large deltas in the world worst hit by that weather phenomenon.-VNA