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October, 11 2012 10:14:03

Seminar eyes strategy for Mekong River basin

HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam National Mekong Committee (VMC) held a brainstorming seminar in Ha Noi yesterday, with a view to building a national action plan for the Mekong River basin development strategy.

Participants at the event agreed the long-term goal of the strategy is to strengthen the general management of water resources in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and Central Highlands regions, as well as creating a legal and technical framework for co-operation within the Mekong Commission.

They suggested Viet Nam should define short term project goals for assisting national policies and strategies, while updating scenarios for the basin development.

The VMC highlighted the 10V sub-region, known as the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and 7V sub-region, including Se San – Srepok river basins. Both have a strategically important position in national socio-economic development and political security, and are vital for promoting co-operation with the Mekong Commission member countries.

The committee also proposed projects for the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and Central Highlands regions with goals aimed towards the sustainable development of water resources at national and basin levels.

The 4,800-km Mekong river originates from Tibet, running through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam. The Mekong river basin covers an area of 795,000 sq.km and is home to 60 million people, including 20 million living in Viet Nam's Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and Central Highlands regions. — VNS

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