Authorities and people in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have been equipped with fundamental knowledge about climate change and its risks through an Oxfam-funded project.

The “Partnership for equitable resilience to the impacts of climate change of the coastal communities in Deltas of Vietnam” (PRC) project targets Vietnamese coastal provinces, which are highly vulnerable to climate change with critical poverty profile.

During the 2012-2014 period, 950 households in ten communes in Go Cong Tay and Tan Phu Dong districts are provided with financial support to run their own business adaptable to climate change.

Under the 10.8 billion VND project, each commune will also receive 95 million VND to upgrade their dyke system, purchase electric generators and communication tools.

From now through 2014, Oxfam will continue granting technical assistance to help coastal communities in Tien Giang cope with salt-water intrusion, rising sea level and increased temperature.

The project is also underway in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh and three Red River Delta provinces of Hai Phong, Thai Binh and Nam Dinh, benefiting 51,000 vulnerable people.-VNA