WWF helps Mekong Delta with sustainable sand exploitation hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – A project on climate change impact mitigation and disaster prevention via the public-private participation in sustainable sand exploitation in the Mekong Delta was discussed during a working session in Can Tho on October 21.

A representative from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said the project is underway from July 2019 to June 2023 to maintain important ecological functions and mitigate socio-economic risks caused by climate change in the region.

Representatives from the WWF and municipal departments and agencies talked about planning on sand exploitation in the city and studies on materials in replacement of sand in construction.

Trinh Thi Long, manager of the WWF project in Vietnam, said it will promote participation and dialogue among stakeholders in Vietnam’s construction sector, provide information on risks related to sand and gravel, and seek sustainable supply of materials in replacement of sand and gravel in the Mekong Delta and Can Tho in particular.

In the near future, a communications campaign on unsustainable sand and gravel exploitation in the Mekong Delta will be launched by the WWF to promote urgent actions to deal with the issue./.