Requirement of breakthrough solutions to mitigate Mekong Delta flooding


The Mekong Delta is severely affected by flooding and it requires effective solutions to prevent the flood. The local authorities are taking serious measures to solve this problem. For example, Cần Thơ province is implementing an Urban Development Resilience Project, which is expected to complete in 2021.
Nguyễn Hữu Thiện, an independent researcher on Mekong Delta ecology, the extensive dyke system in the middle parts of Mekong Delta has caused flooding in the city and urban areas. The reason is the excessive water in rivers and canals cannot be released into fields and ponds and thus find its way to other places like cities and roads. He mentioned water must be entered the field for cultivation and prevent flooding outside the dyke.

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