- Developing indicators and criteria to assess the quality of master plans at national, regional and provincial levels. This helps the transparent and efficient planning process from formulation, appraisal, approval, to launching and implementation.
- Regular inter-provincial and ministerial-provincial platforms are maintained to facilitate exchange on the technical issues for the planning process.
- Operational Joint technical working groups on water management in Long Xuyen Quadrangle (An Giang and Kien Giang province) and in Quan Lo Phung Hiep (Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Ca Mau province) to promote cross-sectoral and inter-provincial coordination for sustainable water management in the sub regions
- Installation of 18 water gauges An Giang & Kien Giang to strengthen provincial capacity in water monitoring
- The scientific study to review the crop calendar and respective water use plan in 2020 and provide recommendations for developing the harmonized crop calendar and respective water use plan for Winter- Spring crop 2021 in 02 neighbouring districts of An Giang and Kien Giang provinces
- Updated Operational Regulations for the management of Long Xuyen Quadrangle irrigation system (2021)
- GIS database for water management irrigation and hydromet in 2 sub regions LXQ and QLPH (to be upscaled in other region or delta wide until the end of MCRP2) to strengthen water-data and information sharing
- Strengthening capacity building of provincial managerial and technical officials on integrated water resources management
- Establishing a Shrimp Working Group under the Fisheries PPP Task Force of D-FISH Vietnam toward sustainable shrimp sector development, contributing to strengthening the regional linkages of aquaculture in the Mekong Delta.
- Developing criteria for the selection of inter-provincial and regional projects in the Mekong Delta for the period of 2021-2025 as a basis for the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to prepare for the list of prioritized projects in the Mekong Delta for further donor community investment.
- Developing a gender-sensitive capacity development strategy for implementing the Mekong Delta Master Plan after it is approved.
- The Mekong delta provinces re guided in integration of climate change and disaster risk management in their social and economic development plans.
- Feasibility study for investment in Tra Su - Tri Ton flood retention reservoir in An Giang to provide reliable, scientific baselines for authorities in making sound investment decisions on flood management in the upper delta region
- Digital monitoring system for coastal erosion monitoring (name & scope to be confirmed)
Technology & Rural Infrastructure
- Installation of a total of 21 salinity monitoring stations in Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau provinces, to provide local authorities and communities with better salinity data that is needed for their duties and business, in an active, timely and reliable manner.
- Introduction of innovative technology and policy instrument in establishing 02 temporary dams in Ca Mau province for flood water storage, as a way to mitigate the negative impacts of drought and salinity intrusion in the Mekong Delta.
- 2,000 ha (500 households) of mangrove shrimp get benefits from introduced innovations/technologies.
- Supporting the development of the Plan, “The Sustainable Aquaculture Development Plan in the Mekong Delta to 2030”. The Plan focuses on adapting to climate change, fostering advanced technology application and responsible production.
- Capacity building for mangrove-shrimp and shrimp-rice production systems, best management practices for sustainable shrimp farming, cooperation, certification, management and gender issues.
- Pilot water-sensitive solutions to urban riverbank erosion as well as other examples of SUDS (e.g. permeable pavement, retention ponds) in at least three of the remaining ten provinces in the Mekong region, with substantial provincial budget contributions.
- Promote participatory approaches to design and manage water-sensitive infrastructure and connect small scale SUDS to the existing urban drainage systems.
- Select at least three city ‘champions’ of SUDS and support them to introduce the ‘sponge city’ approach in the Mekong Delta. In the selected cities, a sponge city plan will be established for one catchment area in the city. The sponge city plan will be based on the existing city drainage plan. A selected number of pre-feasibility studies will be carried out and prioritized for investment. The updated Vietnamese regulations for feasibility studies will be used so that projects can be funded by public and international bank funds. Commitment of the government and international banks to invest in the construction of the infrastructure will be sought.