Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.

During the dry season this year, inclement weather has caused drought and saltwater intrusion in many areas in the country, including in the delta, affecting agricultural production and creating water shortages for thousands of households in the delta.

When available water resources cannot meet demand, localities should give priority for water to household use, animals and high-value perennial trees.

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