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.
(insert DP statements Dec 2013 and Jun 2014 here)
(add paragraph on progress after 2014 –> MDF 2015, 2016, 2017)