The City Resilience Strategy (CRS) clearly identified the challenges in health and wellbeing, economy and society, infrastructure and environment, and governance that the people, enterprises and government of our city have been and will be facing, as well as specific immediate and long-term actions that our city has to implement to develop Cần Thơ as a green, sustainable, proactive and integrated river city where people enjoy prosperity and safety from shocks and stresses, and no one is left behind.
IHE Delft, in collaboration with Dutch firm The Salt Doctors and Can Tho University in Vietnam, recently participated in a knowledge transfer project centred on saline agriculture in the Mekong Delta.
The global COVID -19 pandemic has highlighted the need for communities globally to prepare for, and adapt to, natural shocks. The CSIRO and Can Tho University’s Research Institute for Climate Change has implemented a climate adaptation project to help local farm communities adapt to the ‘new normal’ of more frequent drought used by the values-rules-knowledge (vrk) framework. The pilot study located close to the mouth of the Mekong gives a stronger voice of all stakeholders in finding a path forward.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with foreign diplomats in Vietnam attending the Conference on Sustainable and Climate-Resilient Development of the Mekong Delta in Can Tho city on September 27, calling for more support from foreign countries for the delta.