Long-term vision and strategy for a safe,
prosperous and sustainable delta
This website displays all information on the Mekong Delta Plan for national, provincial and municipal government, related research and development agencies, delta farmers, international development partners and other private and public sector stakeholders. The Mekong Delta Plan contains specific recommendations for a safe, prosperous and sustainable long-term development for the upper delta, the estuary zone and the peninsula area as well as more generic recommendations on institutional strengthening and transboundary cooperation.
From the Mekong Delta Forum 2015 and 2016 and several implementing projects it has become clear that there is broad awareness on the recommendations at the provincial level. However, the Forum also revealed a knowledge gap, which creates difficulties in converting the recommendations into policy actions. The existence of this gap was explicitly confirmed during an MDP training in February 2016, facilitated by an expert group from the Netherlands. At the farmers commune level, IUCN has also observed little awareness of the messages and adaptation directions suggested in the MDP.
To bridge these knowledge gaps, the government of the Netherlands assigned a consortium (see “project team”) to disseminate all information on the principles and recommendations in the MDP through providing training workshops for selected provincial government officials and delta farmers.
The overall objective of this website is to create a dedicated information portal for all project participants and other stakeholders which documents all training materials used for disseminating information on the MDP. The portal also provides a broad analysis of trends and developments, an overview of development partner projects contributing to the desired transition, and a database with background documents on sectoral and subregional topics. In addition, news articles on the delta are collected and forwarded to registered members in a free monthly newsletter.