Attendees to a seminar in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 6 gave their feedback on pilot regulations for coordinating regional socio-economic development for 2016-2010, which stay on pillars of sustainable farming development and improved farmer resilience against climate change.

The draft regulations, which are to be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval, cover four chapters and 19 articles, aim to rally resources and play to strengths of 13 regional localities amid changing climate patterns.

Farming production will focus on value chains of producing rice, fruits, shrimps and tra fish while connecting links to expand markets and popularise brands, enhance farmers’ capacity and improving their livelihoods.

To get farmers adapted to climate change, transport infrastructure will undergo upgrade, especially those used for roads, waterway, seaports and aviation.

In the meantime, irrigation system will be improved in order to control water salinity whereas sea embankment and coastal ecological system be reinforced.

The 13 Mekong Delta localities include Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Hau Giang, Soc Trang and Can Tho.-VNA