A foreign-funded climate change response project in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang has proved effective, providing local authorities and people with fundamental knowledge about the issue.

The “Partnership for equitable resilience to the impacts of climate change of the coastal communities in Deltas of Vietnam” (PRC) project targets Vietnamese coastal provinces, which are highly vulnerable to climate change with critical poverty profile.

The 18 billion VND (around 853,000 USD) project, financed by Oxfam and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), aims to improve the capacity of the most vulnerable people, especially women and children, in climate change adaptation.

During the 2012-2014 period, nearly 1,000 households in ten communes in Go Cong Tay and Tan Phu Dong districts are provided with loans of up to 5 million VND (236 USD) to develop their own business adaptable to climate change.

Besides, the project has also benefited over 10,000 local households through its training activities.

The project is also underway in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh and three Red River Delta provinces of Hai Phong, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh, benefiting 51,000 vulnerable people.-VNA