This website contains all information on the Mekong Delta Plan for national, provincial and municipal government and related research and development agencies as well as delta farmers.
The Mekong Delta Plan contains specific recommendations for a safe, sustainable and prosperous 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.
The MDP has been submitted to the government of Vietnam on December 16th, 2013 during the Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management meeting chaired by the VN deputy Prime Minister Vũ Văn Ninh and NL minister Schultz-van Haegen. Since June 2014, after a follow-up meeting of the NL Prime Minister Rutte and the former VN Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the Vietnamese government has officially engaged up to the highest level and increasingly aims to include the MDP recommendations in recent master planning cycles and implementing strategies.
The MDP recommendations have been fully endorsed by a large number of development partners, and since 2014 frequent “Mekong Delta Working Group” meetings have been organized, aiming to align project activities with the MDP.
However, from the Mekong Delta Forum 2016 and several implementing projects it has become clear that a knowledge gap exists at the provincial level (broad awareness but limited knowledge and therefore increasing difficulties in converting MDP principles into action). The existence of this gap at provincial level has already been noted frequently and was explicitly confirmed during an MDP training in Feb 2016. Similarly, at the commune level, IUCN has observed little awareness of the messages and adaptation directions suggested in the MDP amongst farmers that were consulted in the World Bank ICRSL project.
The overall objective of this project website is to communicate the relevant parts of the Mekong Delta Plan and elaborated principles for the sub-sectors and sub-regions to the relevant local government representatives and farmers.