Mekong-Lancang cooperation contributes to addressing regional challenges

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh said at the fifth MLC Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Vientiane, Laos on Thursday that the Mekong-Lancang cooperation (MLC) should contribute to consolidating coordination between countries in handling regional challenges and bringing about long-term benefits for ...

Drought, saltwater intrusion threatens farming, local life in Mekong Delta

Saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal in the Mekong Delta and is expected to affect a greater area this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).In a report submitted to the Prime Minister on February 13, the minister said saltwater ...

Vietnam joins hands with Mekong nations to fight drought

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand have drawn up a joint strategy to manage drought at the Mekong River Commission.The strategy, for 2020-25, which was approved on Wednesday, has been agreed at a time when the region is going through one of its worst droughts with ...

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Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.Dapice said a study released by Utrecht University ...

Việt Nam should be proactive in coping with natural disasters

As a country highly exposed to droughts, floods, and landslides, Việt Nam needs more active prevention instead of just a passive response. That was the message from a workshop held in Hà Nội yesterday Entitled “Natural Disaster Management for Sustainable Development”.According to participants, the establishment ...

Seminar discuss application of science and technology in natural disaster prevention

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has highlighted the significance of taking groups of measures associated with science and technology (S&T) application and utilising the mankind’s S&T achievements in natural disaster response and adaptation. During the seminar, delegates affirmed the necessity of applying ...

Drought, water shortages pose a big threat

Professor Trần Thục, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. From the onset of 2019, the National Centre for ...

Rice damaged by hydroelectric plant construction

Rice paddy fields in a Central Highlands commune are facing drought after a river’s flow was diverted as the result of the construction a hydroelectric plant.More than 100ha of rice in Quảng Phú Commune, Krông Nô District, Đắk Nông Province has been affected since the Krông Nô River ...

Minister requests drawing out drought map for central region

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the Directorate of Water Resources (DWR) to draw out a drought map for the central region during a working session with ministry-level units in Hanoi on July 22. Cuong said the World Meteorological Organisation forecast that ...

Central Vietnam provinces writhe under probably most serious salt intrusion

Central Vietnam has been repeatedly battered by heatwaves and a shortage of rain since the beginning of summer, which resulted in serious drought and saltwater intrusion in many localities. The most serious effect of saltwater intrusion, when saline water moves into drinking or agricultural water ...

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