The project Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP) is a development cooperation project funded by the Governments of Germany, Switzerland, and Vietnam. The total funding of the project in phase 2 amounts to 11.3 million Euro. The project MCRP is authorized by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Swiss Federal Economic Service (SECO). The German Agency for International Cooperation coordinates with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to carry out the project. The 13 Mekong Delta provinces will be project beneficiaries.
The project will last for three years from 2022 to 2025. Its overall aim is to develop climate change adaptation and sustainability for the Mekong Delta. To achieve this, it will improve the management of land, water, and mangrove forests in the coastal Mekong Delta. In the second phase, the project will concentrate on three main areas including (1) institutions – policies, (2) investment planning, and (3) technology application, urban drainage & flood control.
In the first phase of the project from 2019 to 2021, an important institutional framework for regional coordination has been established. Additionally, necessary investment plans to enhance climate change resilience in Mekong Delta have been made.
Sources & further information: “Thích ứng với biến đổi khí hậu vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long” https://www.mard.gov.vn and “Meeting to implement Phase 2 of the Project “The Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Programme (MCRP)” at http://phongchongthientai.mard.gov.vn, accessed on 29 September 2021.