A view of the Can Gio Mangrove Biosphere Reserve (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – HCM City’s Can Gio district has been urged to develop its marine economy as part of the “Ho Chi Minh City moving towards the sea with climate change adaptation” programme.

The city asked the district to preserve Can Gio mangrove forest and take measures to restructure the local economy.

For the rest of this year, the district must evaluate the development of local sectors and restructure its economy.

The municipal Committee also urged relevant bodies to help farmers in the district sell their salt.

Building 26 dikes to protect landslide-prone river banks and residential areas will be prioritised.

City officials also suggested building a waste treatment plant in An Thoi Dong commune and a cemetery in Binh Khanh commune.

The municipal authorities also requested the district accelerate the installation of water pipelines in An Thoi Dong commune to connect local residents to the city’s water supply networks.-VNA