Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 15 Life on land

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks ...

China pressed on Mekong dams after record low water levels

Mekong River Commission (MRC) pressed China on Tuesday to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.China has built 11 dams on its section of the river while downstream ...

AFP

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

Science-led solutions needed for Lower Mekong region: Experts

It needs science-led solutions to fully protect the future of water and life in the Lower Mekong region, domestic and international experts have said in addressing challenges for the delta in the long run. Voices, opinions, and experiences from the local community and experts should ...

Linh Pham

Việt Nam to adopt anti-forced labour convention, extend agricultural land use tax incentive: NA

Việt Nam plans to join the Convention 105 (C105) on the abolition of forced labour developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded at its 44th session on Tuesday (28/04). Members of NA Financial and Budget Committee said policies of ...

Long An to build erosion-prevention projects along rivers

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Long An will build erosion prevention projects along rivers to protect locals’ properties and safety, the provincial People’s Committee has said. One of the new erosion prevention projects is a 700 metre embankment along the Bảo Định River ...

Rice farmers told to follow sowing schedules amid saline intrusion, drought

Authorities have instructed farmers in the Mekong Delta to sow the summer-autumn rice crop on established schedules to mitigate the damage of drought, saltwater intrusion and disease.The Plant Cultivation Department has set schedules for sowing the crop in the delta between March and June. In ...

Joint support to fight drought and saltwater threat

International organisations and donors are supporting local people in the Mekong Delta strongly impacted by heavy droughts and saltwater intrusion.In the Mekong Delta, salt water is often going inland and then mixed with freshwater used for drinking and agriculture. As a result, water shortages are ...

Ngoc Van

UNDP assists Mekong Delta in drought response efforts

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion.It has also carried out assessment of drought ...

Seminar discusses supervision and evaluation of SDGs on environment

The Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (IPONRE) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a seminar giving guidance on the supervision and evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the environment in Hanoi on February 27.Through the seminar, experts, scientists ...

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