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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 ...

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 to adapt to the climate in recovery from pandemic

Experts and public officials believe that regional connection and agricultural economic development in the Mekong Delta need to be continued, as discussed in a seminar on Thursday.Việt Nam is currently carrying out the Regional Development Plan to 2030, which is an opportunity to develop integrated planning that ...

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province.Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Delta must have 'emergency plan' on climate change

The Mekong Delta region must include an “emergency” response to climate change in its regional planning for the 2021-30 period as rising seas, coastal erosion and subsidence could occur earlier than previously thought, Deputy Prime Trịnh Đình Dũng said on Thursday (28/5) in Hà Nội. In ...

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