Vietnam expects to receive 248 million USD of aid to its efforts to adapt to climate change this years, as all major international donors have now joined the Support Programme to Respond to Climate Change (SP – RCC).

Funding for the programme has increased year after year, from 138 million USD in 2010 to 142.5 million USD in 2011.

The aid programme has chosen 60 top priority projects in 53 provinces, particularly those in coastal areas, the Mekong Delta and mountainous regions, which have an estimated total investment of 20 trillion VND (952 million USD).

The projects focus on addressing urgent issues such as constructing important sea dyke and embankment systems, stopping saltwater intrusion and restoring mangrove forest.-VNA