GIZ supports the Mekong Delta to adapt to climate change
(10:09:53 AM, 20/07/2020)
Recently, the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) has conducted surveys in 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta on infrastructure investment needs, and at the same time assessed the current status of sustainable urban development. Thereby, GIZ recognizes the gaps between planning and implementation in urban areas; limiting investment efficiency in areas such as river bank erosion, water drainage and urban flood control.
In order to support the Mekong Delta localities in the planning process for the 2021-2030 period, GIZ has collaborated with the Ministry of Planning and Investment to mobilize a team of experts to review and summarize difficulties and obstacles in the planning process.
Since then, researching and developing guidance documents for planning of the Mekong Delta region, incorporating elements of climate change adaptation, gender equality, building a set of criteria to evaluate planning quality. Proposing solutions to develop the logistics industry and regional coordination model to implement the Mekong Delta region development plan in the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2050 and implement Resolution No. 120/NQ-CPon Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Development of the Mekong Delta.
Previously, with funding from the Government of Germany and the Government of Switzerland, GIZ also cooperated with the Swiss Federal Economic Bureau, the Ministry of Construction and localities in the Mekong Delta to implement the Mekong Delta drainage and flood control to cope with climate change. The program has supported central and local partners from 2013 to 2019 in the field of adaptive, sustainable urban development and drainage and urban flood control.