Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Deputy Director of the Staff of the Delta Programme Commissioner Hermen Borst (Source: VNA) 

 

Can
Tho (VNA)
– Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has expressed wish
that the Netherlands would share its experience in building a development strategy
and rallying financial aid for Vietnam to develop its Mekong Delta sustainably.

 

He
made the statement during a reception in Can Tho city on September 26 for Deputy
Director of the Staff of the Delta Programme Commissioner Hermen Borst, who is
in Vietnam to attend the conference on shaping the shift to sustainable
development model adaptive to climate change in the Mekong Delta.



The
PM informed his guest that he toured sea dykes and irrigational works in key
lower reaches during the Netherlands visit, seeing that they are similar to
those in the Mekong Delta where he visited the same day by helicopter.



Borst,
for his part, said he shared the Netherlands’ sustainable development
experience at the conference. Accordingly, he suggested Vietnam shifts to
multi-sectoral and multi-dimensional approaches and harmonises interests of
relevant parties such as agriculture, energy and water management.



While
devising a development plan for the plain, the Netherlands collected ideas of
committees, localities, sectors, scientists and relevant units to submit to
authorities for approval, he said, adding that the country also set up a national-scale
fund to serve the effort, attracting private sector and foreign resources.



Speaking
highly of the Netherlands’ experience, the PM said Vietnam wants to establish a
coordinating committee and a regional fund like the one in the Netherlands.



He
stressed that Vietnam wants to liaison closely with the Netherlands in the
field.-VNA