15 May 20 Vietnamplus Source Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang joined a working session with a delegation from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on May 14 to discuss an urban flood proofing and drainage plan designed to adapt to climate change (FPP).

Hau Giang (VNA) – Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang joined a working session with a delegation from the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) on May 14 to discuss an urban flood proofing and drainage plan designed to adapt to climate change (FPP).

At the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Tuan said although the Mekong Delta holds huge potential, the region still faces obstacles in infrastructure, regional connectivity and especially the impact of climate change.

Hau Giang is among the hardest-hit, so it has focused on building infrastructure for regional connectivity and urban drainage, the official added.

Tuan said that the province has reached an agreement with the GIZ on the implementation of the plan and assigned the Department of Construction, the Department of Planning and Investment and other agencies to team up with the German agency.

He also suggested that the GIZ build pilot models when carrying out projects in the province to expand to other localities in the region.

This new plan consists of three parts with the first one on State management that will continue supporting regional connectivity, the second on coordination mechanisms for the region, and the third on inter-provincial infrastructure, said Director Tim McGrath.

It will be carried out from 2021-25 at a total cost of 13-15 million EUR (14-16 million USD).

Studies on the coordination mechanisms for the region and sub-regions are underway, along with those on regional planning, socio-economic development and climate change adaptation, he noted./.VNA