Long-term vision and strategy for a safe,
prosperous and sustainable delta
From 2011 to 2013, the Mekong Delta Plan was drafted in close cooperation between Vietnamese and Netherlands experts. Its long term vision on sustainable socio-economic development is endorsed by the Vietnamese government at the national and provincial level as well as all by involved universities and research institutes. Also, most international development partners aim to build on the specific recommendations for the upper delta, the middle delta, the estuary zone and the peninsula area in relevant new project proposals.
However, from the Mekong Delta Forum 2015 and 2016 and several implementing projects it has become clear that there is knowledge gap, which creates difficulties in converting recommendations into policy actions. To bridge this gap, 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.
This website portal displays all information and training materials 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 portal also provides more detailed analysis for selected sectoral topics and a library with background documents. In addition, news articles on the delta are collected and forwarded to registered members in a free monthly newsletter.