Measures Against Mekong Delta Erosion Discussed

The causes of worsening land erosion along rivers and the coast in the Mekong Delta were analysed at a seminar held in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on June 6, VNA announced.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said that among various reasons, impacts from development process in upstream Mekong River, socio-economic development in the Delta and climate change are the major factors causing land erosion in the region.

According to the deputy minister, the Ministry is cooperating with relevant ministries and foreign organisations to build up counter plans, which include sea dyke and land use planning.

In addition, science-technology measures will be deployed to efficiently control and prevent the erosion.

Several successful solutions to land erosion were shared at the conference such as a model of wave breaker fence in Soc Trang and Bac Lieu, fortified embankment and protective forest.

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