VnExpress

Concrete maker proposes industrial complex adjoining world-recognized national park

A concrete maker in the Mekong Delta has proposed the building of an industrial complex next to a world-recognized national park, despite warnings of severely negative environmental impacts.The proposal submitted by the Ha Thanh Concrete Company in Dong Thap Province would have the industrial complex ...

Ngoc Tai

Center to be set up for Mekong Delta agriculture development

A center to provide guidelines for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta will be established in Can Tho City.The Mekong Delta Agricultural Product Center would act as a hub connecting farmers, producers and traders, Duong Tan Hien, deputy chairman of Can Tho, said at a ...

Nguyen Anh

Mekong flowing at highest in years but drought feared later

After four straight years of low flows the Mekong River recorded record water levels in the first four months of 2022. According to Mekong River Commission (MRC), from November 2021 to April 2022 the Lower Mekong River Basin (LMB) was wetter than normal years with ...

Minh Nga

Mekong River water level rises amid dry season

Lower Mekong River water levels have increased by 20-30 percent compared to the same period of previous years as China releases dam water.According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the Mekong Delta region, where the Mekong River reaches the sea, has received a volume ...

Ngoc Tai

Vietnam should expect extreme flooding this year

The number of storms affecting Vietnam will drop against last year but it is likely that heavy rains will result in extreme flooding. According to the Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA), 10-12 storms could form in Vietnam’s East Sea this year, with around half ...

Gia Chinh

Dong Nai seeks UNESCO opinion on biosphere highway

Dong Nai Province authorities have asked the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO to comment on a highway project cutting through a world biosphere reserve.The highway plan aims to develop infrastructure and connect localities in southeast Vietnam. However, as the road would run through a nature ...

Phuoc Tuan

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas.Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets ...

Viet Tuan

Independent agency should assess, quantify minimum living standards: experts

The concept of “minimum living standard”, which was legislated in 2012, is an important basis for calculating the minimum wage. However, this is also the most controversial topic at every meeting of the National Wage Council. As one of the three parties involved in wage ...

Le Tuyet

Covid success reaped in job recovery, rising incomes: report

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported a gradual quarter-on-quarter job recovery and a VND1 million ($43.69) increase in average monthly income in the first quarter.However, there are still problems that need to be addressed, the report said. While more people were getting jobs, many ...

Phan Anh

First water level monitoring station opens atop lower Mekong basin

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has unveiled the Xieng Kok water level monitoring station in Laos that’s expected to reduce downstream vulnerability to unexpected flows. The station sits on Laos’s northern border with Myanmar. The commission handed the station over the Laos government to operate ...

Viet Anh

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