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ZEF - Field research on planning of the dyke system completed

Though people in the Mekong Delta live with floods, floods occur seasonally and have unpredictable effects. In 1961 and 2000, big floods destroyed major parts of the agricultural system, the infrastructure and hundreds of people lost their life. Therefore, floods are perceived as a hazard and flood control has been identified as an appropriate instrument to reduce the risk and prevent negative impacts of flooding. Within this perspective, a comprehensive dyke system has been developed and implemented throughout the Mekong Delta.


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