The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank (WB) on June 25 began work on a US$398 million project to upgrade urban areas in the Mekong Delta region.
The WB is providing US$292 million for the project and the remaining US$106 million will come from the Vietnamese Government.
The project is part of the National Urban Upgrading Program (NUUP) until 2020, which aims to improve living conditions for local residents and boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta.
Infrastructure will be upgraded in six Mekong Delta cities including My Tho, Ca Mau, Tra Vinh, Cao Lanh, Rach Gia, and Can Tho.
Once completed, it will directly benefit 276,000 poor people in the region and indirectly benefit more than 1.6 million others from transport, housing and environmental sanitation services./.