Can Tho seeks financial assistance for climate change adaptation hinh anh 1Erosion along the Can Tho River (Source: VNA)

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is in need of substantial funding to implement an embankment project along the Can Tho River to respond to climate change, said Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh.

Speaking at a meeting held in the city on October 19,Anh underlined the significance of the project in controlling floods, flood tides and water drainage in Can Tho city.

With a length of over 5 kilometres, the project requires a total investment of around 800 billion VND (35.89 million USD), she noted.

The city is forecast to suffer heavily from climate change, she said, affirming that if the project is implemented, it will help minimise damages and losses caused by climate change.

Analysis of recent floods in Can Tho as well as of the impacts caused by climate change on the city show that erosion along the Can Tho River is becoming increasingly serious.

As such, it is crucial to carry out urgent projects to adapt to climate change in the locality, Anh stressed, adding that it will benefit not only local residents but also those in the wider Mekong Delta region.-VNA