USAID kicks off $2.9mn project to strengthen coastal resilience in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

March 16, 2024

The U.S. Mission to Vietnam, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Vietnam have jointly launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project in the region. The US$2.9million project will work to reduce threats to coastal biodiversity and fisheries and strengthen coastal resilience in the Mekong Delta, in partnership with the Vietnamese government, management authorities of marine protected areas, development partners, and fishing communities. Through this project, USAID will support Vietnam’s restoration of coastal biodiversity and the sustainable management of marine resources to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activities and enhance coastal resilience. Photo: USAID VietnamThe Mekong Delta and its islands are home to 70 percent of Vietnam’s mangroves and 90 percent of its seagrass beds. Fed by the sediment and nutrients from the Mekong River, these habitats support Vietnam’s richest fishing grounds and provide crucial protection for coastal communities from storm surges.

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