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.
As one of the deltas with the largest agricultural output in Southeast Asia and the largest agricultural production area in Vietnam, it contributes 54 percent of the country’s rice output, 70 percent of aquaculture yield and 36.5 percent of fruit. Up to 90 percent of rice and 65 percent of Vietnam’s seafood exports come from the delta.
However, the Mekong Delta is one of the four deltas worldwide most affected by climate change and sea level rise.
Given this, the Government held the conference to set forth a vision for sustainable and prosperous development of the Mekong Delta in connection with the country’s key economic regions and the Greater Mekong Sub-region.