The World Bank has paid special attention to projects to respond to climate change, Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam Victoria Kwakwa said during her working session with authorities of the Mekong delta city of Can Tho in the city on December 16.

Kwakwa also expressed hope that her institution will be able to sponsor Can Tho in big projects that are poised to work for the development of the entire Mekong Delta region.

The working session focused on reviewing the progress of the ongoing WB-funded urban upgrade project in the city, which, as the WB representative viewed, has initially beautified the city and improved local people’s living standards.

The city’s authorities pledged to make the effective use of the WB’s funding so as to wrap the project up in 2015.

The city’s future target is to continue mobilising and making the best use of external investment sources to develop infrastructure in such realms as education and response to climate change.-VNA