During an interview with the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) during a visit to the Mekong Delta, Ambassador Robin Modi indicated that since 2000 her country has invested about 650 million Australian dollars in many projects such as the Cao Lanh Bridge and My Thuan Bridge, such as in addition to many agricultural projects and climate change adaptation projects. She said many good results had been achieved.
According to the diplomat, the Australian side is currently focusing on projects that improve productivity and environmental resilience in the Mekong Delta. Specifically, Australia is helping to strengthen aquaculture linkages to improve productivity and profitability. This is an important project because it brings individual farmers into a collaborative environment, helping them maximize their productivity.
The Australian Ambassador also spoke of her intention to visit a project in Tram Shim National Park in Dong Thap Province during this visit to the Mekong Delta. According to her, this project uses artificial intelligence (AI) and high-tech solutions in environmental management in Tram Shim National Park.
Regarding the Vietnamese government’s efforts to adapt to climate change in the Mekong Delta, Robin Modi said she welcomes the Vietnamese government’s recent decision on the multidisciplinary cooperation plan for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta. According to her, it is important that government, businesses and communities work together to understand current challenges and come up with a comprehensive and sustainable plan to respond to climate change in the Mekong Delta. She said Australia will seek opportunities for appropriate support when the plan is implemented by the Government of Vietnam
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