During his visit to Vietnam, on 15/12 , U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Ngoc Hien district , Ca Mau province. Addressing the district authority, U.S. Secretary of State stated the problems concerning the fight against climate change , stressing that scientists have predicted by the end of this century , sea levels could rise about 4m. Since the area of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam is one of the most severely affected by climate change, there would be serious consequences if no timely action is carried out.
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In recent years, Vietnam and the United States have been cooperating in responding to the problem of climate change. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID ), the United States commits to initially provide Vietnam with a $ 17 million project to respond to climate change in Vietnam.
According to John Kerry, in regions the economy depends on water sources like the Mekong Delta , people are subjected to negative influences and threatened by rising sea level and planning issues in upstream dams of the Mekong River. The Mekong River is an invaluable asset of the world and Southeast Asia, hence all changes that exert adverse impacts on the river need to be avoided. The United States pledged to pay attention and supervise the issue as well as tabling this at international forum in the near future.