Water resources

Rivers and lakes

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

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

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Dam monitor could help Mekong countries put China on notice

The Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM), part-funded by the U.S. and which uses data from cloud-piercing satellites to track water levels in dams in China and other countries, was launched on December 14.Dao Trong Tu, former deputy general secretary of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee, said downstream ...

Viet Anh

Time to ensure security of water sources, safety of dams and lakes: experts

Việt Nam has recorded outstanding socio-economic development and has been lauded for it by the international community, but along with progress, the country is facing challenges with water management and security, according to Mr. Phan Xuân Dũng, chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for Science, ...

Gov't chief redefines functions, tasks, powers and structure of VN National Mekong Committee

The Viet Nam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) will be headed by a Deputy Prime Minister, according to Decision No. 619/QD-TTg defining functions, tasks, power and organizational structure of the VNMC, recently signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.The CNMC shall organize scientific search and put forward ...

Thuy Dung

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to ease by April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta might reduce between late March and June this year, according to Phùng Tiến Dũng, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region.Dũng recently said the flow of the Mekong River to the Mekong ...

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds first plenary meeting in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held the first plenary meeting in 2019 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 19 under the chair of the commission’s chairman Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. An important task of the VMRC ...

Public involvement in Mekong River water governance discussed

The Vietnam National Mekong Committee (VNMC) and the Vietnam Rivers Network held a consultation seminar in Hanoi on May 27 to discuss promoting public involvement in decision-making regarding the Mekong River water governance. Speaking at the event, Chief of the VNMC Office Le Duc Trung said the event ...

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