Speaking at the event, Jan Van Der Molen, an expert of international cooperation strategy of the Dutch Water Board, said the board comprises 22 professional water source management sections and also works with many countries worldwide, including Vietnam.
Based on partnership model with Ho Chi Minh City over the past five years, Molen said the board wants to extend it to the Mekong Delta.
In late September, it plans to hold a seminar in Can Tho to discuss relevant issues. Later, it will compile documents for the project and sign a memorandum of understanding with the municipal People’s Committee or Can Tho University in November.
Nguyen Kim Hoang, head of infrastructure division under the municipal Construction Department, said 88.7% of local population have accessed to water, mostly those from Hau river. However, water for the daily use has become a concern as climate change is impacting the Mekong Delta.
Concluding the event, Dung asked the board to send a report on its outcomes of partnership with Ho Chi Minh City so that Can Tho could offer specific proposals.
He also agreed to allow the board to continue surveying and building a specific scheme in the field.