VnExpress

Ca Mau's largest freshwater lake to provide clean water for 11,000 families

Construction of the Mekong Delta’s Ca Mau Province’s largest freshwater lake, which will provide clean water for over 11,000 families, is now 70% complete. The lake, spanning 102 ha and costing VND184 billion ($7.84 million), is capable of holding 3.85 million cubic meters of water, ...

An Minh

Rich’s income 7.6 times that of poor: survey

Vietnam’s richest people have an average income of almost eight times that of the poorest, a government survey has found.The richest group, defined as the 20% of the population with the highest income, had an average income of VND10.23 million ($436) a month last year, ...

Dat Nguyen

10% of young Vietnamese unemployed

One in 10 young people is unemployed and the risk of losing a job for young workers is three times higher than that of older laborers, the government has reported.The unemployment rate among young laborers (aged 15-29) was 7.6% over the first quarter of this ...

Mekong River basin faces great challenges: Vietnam PM

Lying in the lower reaches of the river, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is facing the consequences of reduced Mekong flows. The phenomenon of saline intrusion in the region also appeared 1-1.5 months earlier with a larger range and intensity than before.It is predicted that by 2040, ...

Hoai Thu

As many people quit Vietnam's social security system as were joining it

An increasing number of people have quit Vietnam’s social security system in recent years, raising concerns about the state budget having to take care for old people without pension.More than 4.25 million people joined the system between 2016 and 2021. However, 4.06 million people quit ...

Hong Chieu

Gender imbalance in Vietnam 'severe'

The gender imbalance of newborns in Vietnam this year is considered “severe,” with 113.7 boys being born for every 100 girls, according to the General Office for Population and Family Planning.The gender imbalance could be attributed to some people preferring sons to daughters, as well ...

Le Nga

Purchasing carbon credits from Vietnam difficult without clear legal frameworks

Several foreign businesses find it difficult to purchase carbon credits from Vietnam due to a lack of clear legal frameworks.Vu Tan Phuong, director of the Vietnam Forest Certification Office, said Vietnam has already had policy frameworks regarding carbon credits, but has not had concrete instructions ...

Pham Chieu

How dams built by China starve the Mekong River Delta of vital sediment

Using data derived from thousands of satellite images, EOMAP and Reuters analyzed sediment levels around four major dams on the Mekong, two in China and two in Laos. The analysis showed each dam drastically reduced the sediment that should have otherwise flowed through at those ...

Mekong group upgrades flood forecasting tool

The Mekong River Commission has updated its monitoring and flood forecasting front page to provide better information on the Mekong conditions. The upgraded version provides an immediate update as well as overview of the current status of the river condition, including flood forecasting, risk of ...

Minh Nga

HCMC sinks by 2cm per year: study

Land in Ho Chi Minh City sinks by an average two to five centimeters a year, resulting in more frequent urban flooding, according to new study.Vietnam’s largest city has constantly sunk since 1990, with the accumulated subsidence level until now estimated at 100 centimeters, Japan ...

Thu Hang

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