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Mekong Innovation Initiative launched

The Viet Nam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Mekong Innovation Initiative to help Viet Nam advance the digital economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through developing a more robust, digitally-ready workforce and mobilize resources ...

Hoang Ha

Mekong plan outlines path to security

The Mekong Delta is stagnating on the back of poor frameworks and infrastructural gaps – flaws that are hoped to be remedied with a new 2021-2030 masterplan, driving regional socioeconomic growth.As the region has been focusing on ensuring food security for the whole country, the ...

Erosion worsening along Mekong Delta rivers, coast

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is facing severe erosion along its rivers and coast, affecting people’s lives and agriculture.The country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer had 621 eroded sites with a total length of 610 kilometres along rivers and coasts by the end of ...

Mekong Delta takes multiple measures to prevent forest fires

Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are strengthening measures to prevent forest fires as the region enters its peak dry season and forests become highly vulnerable to fires.With a total area of nearly 40,000sq.km, the delta, which comprises 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City, ...

Mekong Delta steering committee for agriculture, rural development established

A steering committee for agriculture and rural development in the Mekong Delta has been established under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) for the 2020-2025 period. Under the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development’s decision, the committee will provide consultancy for the MARD ...

Measures for helping delta farmers break the stranglehold of rice paddy

Prof. Vo Tong Xuan, honorary rector of Nam Can Tho University, argued that the designation of GDP from top down using ton of rice as the unit has forced many farmers in the Mekong Delta to only cultivate rice paddy rather than planting other crops ...

Mekong Delta should become role model in climate change adaptation: Minister

The Mekong Delta, the largest agricultural hub of Vietnam, should be confident to surmount difficulties and become a role model in climate change adaptation in the world, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan.Local agriculture officials pointed out certain problems such as ...

Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

Absence of seasonal flooding washes away Mekong Delta livelihood

The enforced absence of annual flooding that Vietnam’s Mekong Delta heavily depends on for agriculture and aquaculture has put the livelihoods of millions at stake.For several years, the annual flooding that has nourished the delta for centuries has been late, deficient or absent, and experts ...

Ngoc Tai

Mekong Delta's biggest irrigation system near completion

A mega irrigation system to save southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta from drought and salinity will be fully completed in two weeks.The system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) comprises two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai Be rivers, both originating in Hau Giang Province and ...

Cuu Long

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