Vice Chairman of the Hau Giang provincial People’s Committee Truong Canh Tuyen speaks at the event (Source: VNA)
 
Hau Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang announced on April 9 that the upcoming Dutch-invested Blue Dragon project on human resources training for water resource management is crucial to the locality.

Speaking at a meeting with the project’s working delegation, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Truong Canh Tuyen said that local access to clean water remains limited, while saltwater intrusion and landslides on river banks are becoming a more frequent issue.

Hau Giang is ready to participate in the project, together with Can Tho city and Kien Giang province, Tuyen affirmed.

He proposed adding natural land subsidence, wastewater treatment and landslides on river banks in the training programme.

Head of the Blue Dragon project Tjeerd Dijkstra said that the project will help to train human resources on water resource management for Mekong Delta localities over the next 12 years. The first phase of the project will be launched in Can Tho, Kien Giang, and Hau Giang by the end of this year.

The project, funded by Dutch Water Authorities, has three main training contents, namely operating and maintaining irrigational works, building cities adaptive to climate change, and managing flood risks. –VNA