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Propose more ODA projects for the Mekong Delta

03/ 10/ 2021

On the morning of September 30, MARD and the World Bank (WB) in Vietnam hold a meeting to discuss the preparation of the project proposal ‘Mekong Delta Integrated climate change resilience and Livelihood transformation’.

The overview of the meeting. Photo: Nongnghiep.vn

Projects prepared for investment proposal

According to the International Cooperation Department (the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development - MARD), in the period of 2021 - 2025, localities in the Mekong Delta are preparing the loan proposal for 5 ODA projects, in which the irrigation sector has the project “Strengthening and integrating land and water infrastructure for development and livelihood transformation in the Mekong Delta”.

In the agriculture sector, there are two projects, including the project “Developing smart agricultural value chains to adapt to climate change” with loans from WB, and the project “Developing essential infrastructure, supporting agricultural transformation to adapt to climate change in the Mekong Delta” with loans from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

In the fisheries sector, there is a WB loan project named "Sustainable fisheries development" with the participation of 4 provinces in the Mekong Delta.

In the forestry sector, there is a project "Restore and sustainably manage protectionforests in coastal provinces in the Mekong Delta".

Doing the best to achieve the best efficiency

“The MARD is now managing 5 projects in the Mekong Delta, of which 3 projects getting loans from WB, and the last 2 projects getting loans from ADB,” says Deputy Minister of the MARD, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Hiep.

Those projects cover fields such as irrigation, agriculture, fisheries, forestry.

“We borrow not to spend but have to achieve the best efficiency. It is a must to determine the Ms. Stefanie Stallmeister, the Operations Manager from the WB in Vietnam agrees with the Deputy Minister.

“The funding for regional development projects must ensure compatibility, connectivity, continuity so as not to overlap. The WB's technical support team is always ready to assist in the process of MARD and localities in project preparation and project proposal, integrating subprojects into large projects in order to achieve common goal for the whole region,” says Ms. Stefanie.

“Sometime we lost patient as the preparation duration takes such a long time. But we must be consistent with benefits the projects bring. That is important. I think we have come to an agreement and a consensus." effectiveness before implementing,” he emphasizes.

Ms. Stefanie Stallmeister, the Operations Manager from the WB in Vietnam. Photo: Nongnghiep.vn

Ms. Stefanie Stallmeister, the Operations Manager from the WB in Vietnam agrees with the Deputy Minister.

“The funding for regional development projects must ensure compatibility, connectivity, continuity so as not to overlap. The WB's technical support team is always ready to assist in the process of MARD and localities in project preparation and project proposal, integrating subprojects into large projects in order to achieve common goal for the whole region,” says Ms. Stefanie.

“Sometime we lost patient as the preparation duration takes such a long time. But we must be consistent with benefits the projects bring. That is important. I think we have come to an agreement and a consensus."

Source: Nongnghiep.vn