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Vietnam calls for cooperation in protection, use of transboundary water resources

Vietnam, Slovenia, Switzerland, several other United Nations (UN) member states and international organisations on May 23 jointly organised an event on preventing attacks on water resources in armed conflicts and enhancing civilian protection.Held within the UN Protection of Civilians Week, the event saw many representatives ...

Việt Nam and Laos team up to protect water and environment in Mã and Neun-Cả rivers

The environment ministries of Việt Nam and Laos on Tuesday (12/3) held a workshop to launch a bilateral project on water and environment security in the Mã and Neun-Cả rivers.Its overall goal is to enable Việt Nam and Lao PDR to address freshwater resource management ...

Draft revised Law on Water Resources submitted to parliament

The draft revised Law on Water Resources was submitted to legislators at the ongoing fifth session of the 15th National Assembly on May 25 afternoon. According to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Dang Quoc Khanh, the draft removes overlaps, clarifies responsibilities for managing water ...

4th MRC International Conference of Stakeholders opens in Vientiane

The 4th Mekong River Commission (MRC) International Conference of Stakeholders was opened on April 2 in Vientiane, Laos with the theme ‘Innovation and Cooperation for a Water Secure and Sustainable Mekong’. During the two-day conference, representatives of the parties and regional and global experts will ...

Decade-long general planning scheme for Cuu Long river basin approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed a decision to approve the general planning scheme of the Cuu Long (Mekong) river basin for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.The planning scheme aims to ensure water security in the river basin, and reserve, ...

Vietnam works to ensure water security, dyke, reservoir safety

The Politburo has recently issued Conclusion No.36 on ensuring the security of water sources and safety of dykes and reservoirs by 2030, with a vision to 2045. The issuance aims to ensure enough water to serve people’s lives in all circumstances, meeting the demand for ...

Law on Water Resources should be amended to ensure water security: Expert

Although substantial results have been achieved after nine years of implementing the Law on Water Resources 2012, some shortcomings have been revealed, resulting in ineffective use of water and causing loss of budget revenue, according to Chau Tran Vinh, Director of the Department of Water ...

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges.The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

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Master plan on national water resources inventory approved

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has signed a Decision approving a master plan on national water resources inventory for the 2021-2025 period.The plan aims to publicise the water resource inventory targets (for the first time) in inter-provincial river basins and on the national scale ...

Green Climate Fund offers over US$30 million to strengthen Vietnam’s climate change resilience

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a signing ceremony in Hanoi on May 28 for a project to enhance Vietnam’s climate change resilience, with non-refundable aid worth US$30.2 million from the Green Climate Fund (GCF).The ...

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