Bac Lieu spends nearly 12 trillion VND to enhance climate resilience hinh anh 1Nha Mat dyke in Bac Lieu province (Photo:

Bac Lieu (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has set aside 12 trillion VND (515.27 million USD) from central and local budgets to build infrastructure in response to climate change during the 2016-2020 period, heard a conference held in the locality on October 23.

As part of the efforts to realise the Government’s Decree 120 on sustainable development for the Mekong Delta region to adapt to climate change, the province has prioritised a wide range of climate resilient projects. Those include construction of Nha Mat boat shelter and fishing port, Ganh Hao dykes, and tidal flood control project in Bac Lieu city and its vicinity, among others.

The provincial People’s Committee has worked to promote sustainable and modern agriculture, with focus sharpened on attracting investment in the sector, implementing favourable credit policies for local rice growers and businesses, and prioritising extensive agro processing.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Minh Chien said in the coming time the province should map out a planning scheme for the 2021-2030 period with a vision until 2050, which encourage the effective use of all resources for local socio-economic development.

Accordingly, it should study and apply advanced technologies in response to climate change, outline and carry out organic agriculture development plan during the 2020-2030 period, while enhancing state management in environmental protection.

As one of the localities hard hit by climate change, Bac Lieu province has faced formidable challenges of rising sea level and landslides. Besides, due to poor infrastructure, the locality’s competitive edge remains limited./.