The southern province of Hau Giang has prioritised to set up 14 projects against climate change this year.

The projects will focus on building a system of sluices to prevent sea water intrusion, and upgrading embankments and roads.

The province has directed the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the agriculture and transportation sectors to invest in works responding to unusual weather and serving production and daily life, especially dyke and flood control projects and water reservoirs.

It has also promoted communication activities on climate change and its impacts on people.

Hau Giang, one of Mekong delta provinces, has been severely affected by the global climate change in recent years as it has experienced unusual weather developments with higher numbers of storms, prolonged drought and serious sea water intrusion.-VNA