A one meter sea level rise would inundate about 5,000 square kilometers of northern
Deputy Minister Dao Xuan Hoc action must be taken immediately or it would be too late. The ministry is conducting research to develop a plan to promote afforestation, the use of environmentally-friendly production technology and upgrades of the nation's dikes and irrigation systems. Hoc said scientists were drafting plans for reinforcing dikes in the Mekong Delta and the central region.
The resettlement of vulnerable residents from flood and landslide-prone areas had already been carried out effectively. However, the number of residents that still need to be resettled was massive, he said.