[enviro-vlc] Vietnam Needs VND2.31T to Upgrade Dykes in Mekong Delta
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From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
Date: 17 September 2010 10:42:53 AM PDT
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Subject: [vnnews-l] WC: Vietnam Needs VND2.31T to Upgrade Dykes in Mekong Delta
Vietnam News Briefs: Agriculture: Vietnam Needs VND2.31T to Upgrade
Dykes in Mekong Delta
Vietnam News Briefs (Vietnam) - Wednesday, September 15, 2010
from the VIETNAM NEWS BRIEFS, September 15, 2010 Vietnam will have to
invest VND2.31 trillion to upgrade dyke system in the Mekong Delta
region to cope with rising sea levels, said the Southern Irrigation
Of the sum, more than VND1.42 trillion will be poured into upgrading
620 kilometers of sea dykes, and the rest of nearly VND890 billion
will be for upgrading 740 kilometers of river dykes, the institute was
cited by the state-run Vietnam News Agency as saying.
The institute said that the dyke system will help local people cope
with natural disasters, ensure adequate irrigation, facilitate
transport and stabilize industrial and agricultural production.
Experts have forecast that if Vietnam does not take immediate action
to combat climate change, the rising sea levels would submerge
15,000-20,000 square kilometers of land in the Mekong Delta region
As a result, nine out of 13 provinces in the region will be sunk under water.
(VOV Sept 15) Copyright 2010 Vietnam News Briefs
Provided By: Financial Times Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire
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