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Ninh Binh (VNA) – An infrastructure development project in response to climate change “CNV 192” funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) was launched at a seminar in the northern province of Ninh Binh on September 30.

The localities included will be Ninh Binh province, the central province of Ha Tinh and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

Speaking at the seminar, Vice Chairman of the Ninh Binh People’s Committee Dinh Chung Phung pledged to effectively carry out the project.

The project will be implemented with total investment of 75.91 million EUR, with three main works: Kim Dai saltwater–prevention embankment system in Ninh Binh, Bac Thach Ha irrigation system in Ha Tinh and Can Tho river embankment in Can Tho city.

The works are expected to strengthen the localities’ capacity for dealing with climate change, especially changing rainfall levels, extreme weather and rising sea levels.

Kim Dai embankment system will help prevent sea water from intruding into the Vac River, facilitating agricultural production and aquaculture in six southern districts of Ninh Binh.

In Ha Tinh, the CNV 192 project will benefit 36,000 locals by dredging nearly 18,000 km of irrigation and drainage canals, and constructing 15 water-pumping stations and others facilities, minimising flooding in the rainy season and reducing droughts in the dry season.

Can Tho city will be assisted to construct 5,160m of embankment along Can Tho River and 26 sluices to prevent tide, and other works, reducing land slide along the river.

The project will also help the localities strengthen irrigation management, and develop smart agriculture models adaptive to climate change.-VNA