A mobile school, to be towed by a truck, one of the two schools of its kind funded by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), has been launched in the Mekong Delta.

The second school, to be built on a boat, will be launched early next year.

The mobile schools project, which is part of the bank’s flagship education programme Future First that has donated 339,500 USD to the country, will benefit around 150 local teachers and 18,000 disadvantaged students.

The Mekong Delta is one of the three most vulnerable to the onslaught and subsequent backlash of climate change in the world.

It is forecast that by the end of the century, sea water levels will rise by one metre – submerging 40 percent of the Mekong Delta, 11 percent of the Red River Delta and 3 percent of coastal provinces.-VNA