The south-central province of Ninh Thuận has speeded up afforestation to increase its forest cover from 45.6 per cent last year to 47 per cent by the end of this year.
Many sections of the western sea dyke in Cà Mau and Kiên Giang provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have seriously eroded and could collapse at any time if prompt protective measures are not taken.
The southernmost province of Cà Mau is planning to spend more than VNĐ19 trillion (US$819.56 million) on 55 “priority” projects that address climate change and natural disaster prevention.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) province of Trà Vinh plans to shift 3,800ha of protective forests to production forests to increase income for households assigned to protect forests.
The Trà Vinh Province People’s Committee has approved the construction of two embankment projects worth a total of VNĐ260 billion (US$11 million) to prevent river and coastal erosion.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp is tightening measures to prevent forest fires as many forests face risks at the third to the fifth level.
Erosion and subsidence along canals, rivers and coasts have been severe in many areas in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and local authorities are struggling to raise funds for works to prevent them.