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Mekong Delta needs VNĐ120 trillion in public investment by 2025

Update: November, 14/2017 - 11:00
Tourists in Phú Quốc Island, Kiên Giang Province. The Mekong Delta region needs an investment of VNĐ120 trillion for the green growth by 2025. — Photo vietnamtourism.gov.vn
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KIÊN GIANG — The Mekong Delta region needs an investment of VNĐ120 trillion (US$5.3 billion) for the green growth from 2016 to 2025, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) said.

The investment will be used to implement the action plan on green growth in five Mekong Delta provinces of Cà Mau, Bạc Liêu, Sóc Trăng, Kiên Giang and Hậu Giang, changing the Mekong Delta into a region of strong economic development, social progress and a diversified ecosystem.

Under the plan, those provinces will focus on high linkage and sustainability in development of the region, including increase of environmental sustainability and protection of diversified ecosystems.

The infrastructure for the Mekong Delta region in general and those five provinces in the plan in particular will be built and adjusted to adapt to climate change in the near future.

Phạm Hoàng Mai, director general of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment under the MPI, said those provinces must have synchronous solutions to implement this plan.

There are four groups of solutions, including three groups relating to green growth. They are reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, greening of production and greening of consumer lifestyle. — VNS

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