Conference to talk Mekong Delta sustainable development model hinh anh 1An irrigation canal in Hung Yen commune of An Bien district, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, was seriously affected with saltwater in the drought in 2016 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A conference on shaping the shift to sustainable development model adaptive to climate change in the Mekong Delta will take place in Can Tho city on September 26-27.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will chair the event, which is expected to attract about 350 delegates, said Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha during a meeting with organisers on September 19.

The meeting will review challenges faced by the Mekong Delta between now and 2100, particularly those related to the management of water resources, and opportunities for regional sustainable development.

Participants will contribute ideas to the building of Mekong Delta socio-economic development plans, while discussing measures to shift to livelihoods and agricultural production models adaptive to climate change and projects on using cross border water resources.

Relevant parties will define resources coordinating mechanisms and seek foreign and private support for the effort in both resources and technology.

The plenary session and deep discussions, hosted by ministers, will debate the possibility of foreign resources support for priority fields and consider issuing a joint statement on supporting the government’s efforts in shaping the shift to the Mekong Delta sustainable development model adaptive to climate change.

At the plenary session, the PM will listen to thematic reports and feedback by experts, scientists, foreign partners and entrepreneurs.-VNA