VnExpress

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

'Rice bowl' responsibility robs Mekong Delta of growth opportunities: report

With an annual rice output of 24 million tons a year, or half of Vietnam’s total, the Mekong Delta has been given the responsibility of ensuring food security for the country over several decades, which is both a “destiny” and a “tragedy,” according to a ...

Vien Thong

Vietnam needs $8 bln-$14 bln power investment a year through 2030

Vietnam will need investment of between $8 billion and $14 billion a year through to 2030 to develop new power plants and expand its grid, its deputy industry minister said on Wednesday. Of the amount, 75% would be spent on new power plants, with priority ...

Ministry suggests bypass to keep highway out of Dong Nai biosphere reserve

The Ministry of Transport has suggested a bypass in place of a highway proposed to be built through a world biosphere reserve in the southern Dong Nai Province.In a letter to Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Thursday, the ministry said it is not feasible ...

Phuoc Tuan

Electricity prices may rise if renewables overdeveloped: finance ministry

The Ministry of Finance has warned that electricity prices will rise if solar and wind power are not developed commensurately with grid and operational capacity.Renewable power production is booming thanks to a fit-in-tariff (FIT) price of 7.09-9.35 U.S. cents per kilowatt-hour, much higher than prices ...

Anh Minh

Blue or white, no respite: labor shortage dogs firms

Companies in Vietnam continue to face difficulties in recruiting both white and blue-collar workers to fuel their post-Covid recovery operations.Current labor supply is unable to meet the post-Covid recovery demands of companies, the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs has said. There was ...

Child malnutrition a huge regional challenge: study

A large-scale study has highlighted the “triple burden” of child malnutrition in Southeast Asia – coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family.The study of nearly 14,000 children aged ...

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

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