Vietnam joins hands with Mekong nations to fight drought

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand have drawn up a joint strategy to manage drought at the Mekong River Commission.

The strategy, for 2020-25, which was approved on Wednesday, has been agreed at a time when the region is going through one of its worst droughts with water levels in the Mekong down to their lowest in living memory.

It will focus on drought indicator monitoring covering soil moisture, crop condition and dry season flow; drought forecasting and early warning; capacity building in drought assessment and planning; mitigation measures; and information sharing systems.

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Minh Nga