State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

Master plan on national water resources inventory approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a Decision approving a master plan on national water resources inventory for the 2021-2025 period.The plan aims to publicise the water resource inventory targets (for the first time) in inter-provincial river basins and on the national scale ...

Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about 40 percent would ...

Viet Anh

Vietnam to have national water resource monitoring system by 2030

Vietnam has set a goal of building and maintaining a national water resource monitoring system and another system to forecast flooding, drought, saltwater intrusion and rising sea water level by 2030. It was set in the master plan on basic investigation on water resources till ...

Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Cần Thơ City on Wednesday to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change.The exploitation of the Mekong River’s upstream water resources, especially the building of hydropower dams, ...

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, is facing a land subsidence rate of ...

Master plans built to promote efficient use of marine space, resources

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment hosted an online conference on March 4 discussing the building of a national marine space plan and a master plan on the exploitation and sustainable use of coastal resources in 2021-2030 and vision to 2045.According to General Director ...

Efforts made to secure equitable, sustainable management of rivers

In the face of growing pressure on water resources in recent years, authorities in Vietnam, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), have been striving to ensure the equitable and sustainable management of rivers nationwide.Economic development and rapid urbanisation over recent years have ...

Experts worried about impacts of Chinese Red River dams

Chinese Red River dams are causing repeated alluvium shortages, floods as well as droughts in Vietnam, experts say.In the last week of February, the Red River section that flows through Lao Cai Province in northern Vietnam has become so clear that there are some shallow areas towards ...

Viet Anh

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