Mekong Delta struggling to maintain freshwater

About 78,000ha of rice paddies and orchards in the Mekong Delta region are predicted to get severely affected by drought – salinity intrusion this March-April. The Mekong Delta has around 2 million hectares of rice fields and fruit trees. These farmlands are facing serious irrigation ...

Translated by Thanh Tam

Mekong Delta: Drought, saltwater intrusion cause subsidence, water shortage

This year’s dry season is expected to bring more severe drought and saltwater intrusion to the Mekong Delta compared to previous years, significantly impacting the lives and production of local residents.Furthermore, saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta depends on the water flow from the upper ...

Channel launched to forecast flood and drought risks in Mekong

Mekong River Commission (MRC) has launched a channel on Mekong flood and drought forecast, aimed at improving public awareness and understanding of Mekong River conditions.The Mekong Flood and Drought Forecast Channel provides regular updates on current water levels, flows, and forecasted flood and drought risks ...

Minh Nga

Water accumulation at hydroelectric dams leads to consecutive earthquakes

Kon Plông District in Kon Tum Province has been struck by 70 minor earthquakes since the beginning of July, which experts say are linked to the accumulation of water at the hydroelectric dams in the region. Four earthquakes hit the district on the morning of ...

Drought in the wetland

The Mekong Delta region has previously endured two severe seasonal droughts caused by El Niño in 2015-2016 and 2019-2020. However, experts are now predicting the likelihood of a “super” El Niño occurring this year, which could lead to even more severe drought, saltwater intrusion, and ...

Hydropower plants increase power generation to back up coming floods

After the prolonged drought and a lack of water, hydropower plants are being increased the power generation via turbines, known as water discharge to back up for the rainy season and flooding.In the upcoming time, the Northern region is about to enter its main flood ...

Huyen Huong

Northern region expected to have sufficient power supply

The Northern region is currently in the midst of the flood season, and the inflow of water into the hydropower reservoirs is forecasted to continue to rise. It will possibly ensure a steady electricity supply, with an estimated load of approximately 421 million kWh per ...

Thanh Nha (translator)

Downgrading COVID-19 to Group-B infectious disease to change healthcare system

On Saturday (3/6), the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control approved the downgrade in the classification of COVID-19. Downgrading COVID-19 from a Group-A infectious disease (very dangerous infectious disease) to Group B (dangerous infectious disease) will usher in a number of changes to ...

Vietnam to consider downgrading COVID-19 to flu-like status

Minister of Health Dao Hong Lan has said that Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh would chair a meeting of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control this weekend to deliberate the downgrading of COVID-19 from its current placement in Class A infectious diseases ...

Vietnam must prepare for new wave of investments

Many provinces and cities across Vietnam have announced quite optimistic results in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in the last months of the year. Vietnam was well able to control the Covid-19 pandemic, has maintained political stability, has an advantage of huge human resources, ...

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