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Bank Erosion in the Mekong Delta – literature study and review of the concept note for a World Bank ICRSL-proj



11/18 - 03/19


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The Central Project Office of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) prepared a Project Concept Note (PCN) for Subproject 1 of the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods project. The PCN proposes coastal and riverbank protection at six locations in the Mekong Delta. Three of the locations are within the An Giang Province in side channels of the Hau River, two locations are along the eastern coast of Ca Mau, and one location is in Kien Giang Province.The World Bank and RVO requested a review of the PCN in combination with a short literature study, site visit and interviews of experts on the Mekong Delta erosion. The goal of the review and other activities was to help MARD improving the proposal of the coastal and riverbank protection in the PCN.This project is conducted in cooperation with: World Bank Vietnam and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.oud ;The Government of Vietnam is implementing an IDA loan of 310million in the Mekong Delta with the objective of enhancing tools for climate-smart planning, and improve climate resilience of land and water management practices in selected provinces of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The project has 13 subprojects of which eight are focused on infrastructure investments to promote more climate resilient water and land management. One of the eight subprojects will focus on supporting an emergency response to river and coastal erosion in An Giang, Kien Giang and Ca Mau. The Central Project Office of MARD for irrigation infrastructure is preparing the subproject (subproject number 1). World Bank Vietnam requested assistance on the analysis and advice for their discussions on river bank erosion with national experts of the government of Vietnam. The scope of this consultancy is to inform the thinking underpinning the design of subproject 1 through the input described below. The execution of the assignment is foreseen for the end of November.

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