The northern province of Nam Dinh plans to pour more than 764 billion VND (36.4 million USD) into 22 projects and programmes on coping with the climate change from 2014 to 2020.

Under a recently issued action plan, the province will synchronously take climate change resilience measures and tap natural resources in a sustainable way.

It is set to use water resources in an effective manner and ensure clean water for all residents in urban areas and 95 percent of those in rural areas by 2020.

By the target year, Nam Dinh will strive for 5,713 hectares of forest and all industrial parks and complexes equipped with standard sewage treatment systems.

A project worth 200 billion VND (9.5 million USD) will be implemented to upgrade embankments across the locality in 2014.

Another costing150 billion VND (7.1 million USD) will build waste collection and treatment facilities while 90 billion VND (4.3 million USD) will be invested in water plants in Nghia Hung, Hai Hau and Giao Thuy districts.

Nam Dinh has improved 56.8km out of the 76.6km of breakwaters and expanded the submerged forest area to 3,600 hectares.-VNA