A project on climate change adaptation in Vam Co River’s basin, with a total investment of more than 365,000 Euro coming mostly from the Dutch government, has been launched in districts along the Vam Co River in the southern province of Long An.

The aims of the project include assessing current and future impacts of climate conditions, while evaluating the effectiveness of measures to coping with risks of harsh climate conditions such as floods, flood tides and sea levels rise.

The project also focuses on assessing losses resulting from salt marsh expansion, promoting the engagement of local people in the planning process and sharing experience as well as drafting strategies to enable access to research results.

Huynh Thi Thep, Vice Director of the Department of Science and Technology of Long An, said the project will initially benefit the four riverside districts of Can Duoc, Can Giuoc, Chau Thanh and Tan Tru and is expected to expand to other districts of Long An province.

The project is scheduled to be completed by late 2012./.