Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
A workshop was held in the northern province of Ninh Binh on September 7 to design policies and mechanisms to strengthen regional connectivity in response to disasters and climate change in the Red River Delta.

Participants stressed the importance of building a climate change response programme in a general and sustainable manner, and thoroughly prepare for the establishment of an inter-sector database with a focus on climate, hydro-meteorology, weather and geology in the region.

They declared investing in developing the transport system as well as promoting regional connectivity in tourism development, water and forestry resources management and disaster and climate change adaptation a necessity.

They proposed setting up an office specialising in steering disaster and climate change responses and regional connectivity while intensifying the sharing of information and experience in climate change adaptation between localities in the region.

Situated in a climate monsoon zone, the Red River Delta is regularly hit by disasters, floods and drought, seriously affecting agricultural production and fisheries. Seawater intrusion is also wearing away part of cultivated lands.-VNA