A floating market in Mekong Delta. (Source: localtoursvietnam.com)

HCM City (VNA) - The 2016 Mekong Delta Forum entitled “Committed to a Prosperous and Climate Resilient Mekong Delta” will be held in HCM City on June 27 and 28 to discuss solutions for the critical challenges posed to the region by climate change.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will address the meeting, which is organised by the World Bank and the Vietnamese Government along with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and several other countries.

The forum will seek to deepen the dialogue on climate change risks and adaptive strategies that involve integrated planning and inter-provincial and multi-sectoral collaboration.

It will discuss, through case studies, sustainable and climate resilient livelihoods and models and highlight the role of other stakeholders in scaling up successful models.

Participants will also brainstorm on the choices of structural and non-structural investments, the typical trade-offs involved, the timing and the economics that will inform integrated and long-term decisions for the Mekong Delta.-VNA