Land

Agricultural land market still an obstacle for enterprises

A failure to improve the agricultural land market has discouraged the private sector to invest in the sector, experts have said.The Institute for Policy and Strategy of Agricultural and Rural Development (IPSARD)’s vice chairman Hoàng Vũ Quang said the prevailing problem with the country’s agriculture sector was that farmers ...

Half of Mekong Delta to be lost under sea level: research

More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.The results of the five-year-long ‘Rise and Fall’ research project funded by the Netherlands government announced recently shed light on ...

Land policies restrain Vietnam’s agricultural development

Scattered, small-sized land lots hamper farmers and stop companies from investing in agriculture, while barriers set by land accumulation policies also marginalise farmers and hinder the development of Vietnam’s agriculture.These warnings were voiced by experts at the Vietnam Autumn Agricultural Forum 2019 – the largest ...

Mekong Delta subsiding at alarming rate: workshop

The Mekong Delta is subsiding at an alarming rate, and if the situation continues without effective solutions, the livelihoods of tens of millions of people will be threatened, especially those in coastal areas, heard a recent workshop. At a workshop in Ca Mau province on October ...

Mekong Delta declares urgent erosion situation

A number of provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta facing serious erosion along rivers and coastal areas are taking measures to protect the land and people in the area. The provinces are Long An, the two upstream provinces of An Giang and Đồng Tháp, and the coastal provinces of Bến Tre, ...

Mekong Delta closer to sea than previously thought: study

A group of scientists from Dutch Utrecht University discovered recently that the Mekong Delta has an “extremely low mean elevation” of around 0.8 meters above sea level. That is dramatically lower than the 2.6 meters assumed earlier from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Missions data.At a conference held ...

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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 ...

Land inventory to be conducted nationwide

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a directive on land inventory and mapping the current land use status in 2019. The inventory will clarify in detail the types of land for rice cultivation, production forest, protective forest, special-use forest, wetland area, natural and biodiversity conservation. The ...

PM orders national land use review

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, people’s committees at all levels and other relevant agencies to review their land use starting on August 1, 2019. The results are expected to help develop measures to improve efficiency and develop a ...

Mekong Delta should shift towards adapting to climate change: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a conference reviewing two-year implementation of the Government’s Resolution 120/NQ-CP on climate resilient and sustainable development of the Mekong Delta region.He said there is a need for measures to improve public awareness on climate change and spread effective models ...

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