The Mekong Delta is essential to Vietnam’s economy, as an import/export hub for the country’s agricultural industry. Ongoing building and expansion will also add to the pressure on natural resources.
As part of its role, and working closely with its client, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Royal HaskoningDHV will develop a comprehensive strategic investment framework to help Vietnam use its resources effectively and develop its competitive advantage.
The project also involves the creation of a 'digital decision support toolkit' to promote an evidence-based planning approach in driving future direction. This will be pulled together into a real-time automatic information hub supporting a decision-making process with transparent, visualised information for all stakeholders. This is because the toolkit includes a sophisticated database and analytical tools such as hydro-hydraulic modelling software.
Thang Doan, Director of the Water Advisory Group within Royal HaskoningDHV in Vietnam, said: "The Ministry of Planning and Investment has long recognised the vital role of water as a key natural resource in the ongoing development of the Mekong Delta; as well as the significant threats posed by climate change."
We are proud to bring our water resilience expertise, combined with the latest digital thinking and tooling, to help create an achievable long-term vision for economic success and resilience for this important part of Vietnam.
Director of the Water Advisory Group Royal HaskoningDHV
Image: Mr Vu Quang Cac, Director of the PMU and Bas van Dijk, Managing Director Vietnam Royal HaskoningDHV signing the Mekong Delta contract