Workshop of “Technical Guidelines for prioritization of investment in climate change adaptation in the water resources sub-sector for sustainable agriculture in Mekong delta”
Create date: 12/31/18
On December 28, 2018, the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources organized a seminar to consult the ministries, branches and localities on the draft "Technical Guidelines for prioritization of investment in climate change adaptation in the water resources sub-sector for sustainable agriculture in Mekong Delta" in Can Tho City.

Attending the workshop were Mr. Vu Duc Hung - Deputy Director of Planning Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Le Hong Linh, Director of Irrigation Construction Investment Management Board 10, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr. Do Xuan Thong- Coordinator of project  "Technical Support Unit- TSU" and experts of TSU under Ministry of Planning and Investment;  Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Hoa - Deputy Director of Vietnam Academy for Water Resources - as the consulting firm and representatives of Southern Institute of Water Resources Planning.

Representatives of the Mekong River Delta provinces were the leaders and experts of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Irrigation sub-department, Department of Planning and Investment of 13 provinces / cities.

Mr. Do Xuan Thong - Project Coordinator gave the speech for workshop opening

The workshop was organized to inform the results of the research process and consultation to ministries, departments and provincial sectors in the Mekong River Delta area on the activities to identify projects and list of priorities for investment in adaptation to climate change (CC).

MSc. Nguyen Van Chien (Vietnam Academy for Water Resources) and the consultant team presented research results and products.

The research results have shown the advantages and disadvantages of provinces in the process of implementing the documents and policies related to the identification of the project portfolio taking into account adaptation of climate change in the irrigation sector in the context of investment activities in accordance with the Law on Public Investment (2014) and follow the guidelines for developing medium-term investment plans. Based on the research results, the consultant group of the VAWR developed and consulted participants on the draft Technical Guidelines to determine priorities for investment in climate change adaptation in the sub-sector of irrigation serving sustainable agricultural development in the Mekong Delta.

Mr. Vu Duc Hung - Deputy Director of Planning Department of MARD stated his opinion

Delegates from Ben Tre spoke at the workshop

The director of Tra Vinh Irrigation department spoke at the workshop

The comments in the workshop highly appreciated the significance and importance of the project results and products in the context of the Mekong Delta facing increasingly complex impacts in climate change including the great impact on agricultural development and irrigation infrastructure.The research results also help localities to propose climate change adaptation projects associated with the Government's resolution (Resolution 120) on sustainable development of the Mekong Delta as well as regional development strategies and orientations. Delegates acknowledged the effort to fulfill the team's mission in a very short time.

In particular, the results and research products after completion will be applied in practice by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and provincial Departments (Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Planning and Investment, project management units). And, it is expected that the research team considers receiving comments to improve the products which can be used as a reference for the management and policy making of the above agencies in developing plans to implement priority investment projects concerning climate change adaptation in the irrigation sub-sector.

Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Hoa - Deputy Director of Vietnam Academy of Water Resources had the speech.

The workshop received a lot of comments from delegates representing central and local management agencies in 13 provinces / cities in the Mekong Delta region. On behalf of the consulting firm, Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Hoa thanked the leaders of units directly under MARD, TSU Board and delegates, professionals, experts in the field of irrigation that contributed practical ideas, comments for the research.

Delegates attended the workshop taking photos together.

Le Cuong

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