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Project for Mekong River without waste kicks off

A waste reduction and circular economy project for Mekong River was launched at a ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on May 18.Titled ‘Zero Waste to Mekong River: Pilot Circular Economy model for Floating markets in Can Tho’, it is sponsored by ...

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

Mekong riparian nations plan measures against changing water flows

Six riparian countries are expected to identify adaptation measures relating to the Mekong River’s flow regime by the end of 2022, according to the Mekong River Commission (MRC).Anoulak Kittikhoun, the new MRC Secretariat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), told VnExpress International in Hanoi last week that the ...

Viet Anh

'Buying' Mekong water from China a farfetched scheme

Several researchers have reacted with skepticism and criticism to American experts’ suggestions of Mekong downstream countries paying China for water to avoid drought. Some said it was not just impractical but also something that would set a “bad precedent.”In recent years, MRC has repeatedly asked ...

Viet Anh

Sluice gates to prevent salinity in Mekong tributary

The government has approved the construction of six sluice gates on a tributary of the Mekong River to help keep out saltwater and store freshwater.The Ministries of Agriculture and Rural Development and Planning-Investment have green-lighted a proposal by Tien Giang Province to build them on ...

Hoang Nam

Conference promotes cooperation to protect Mekong River

A conference on how to enhance cooperation in protecting the Mekong River via smarter water energy planning approaches and wide application of renewable energy throughout the Mekong region was held in Hanoi on June 28.  The event was jointly organised by the Stimson Centre, the International Union for ...

Vietnam Mekong River Commission holds first plenary meeting in 2019

The Vietnam Mekong River Commission (VMRC) held the first plenary meeting in 2019 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on June 19 under the chair of the commission’s chairman Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. An important task of the VMRC ...

Vietnam, China lack cooperation mechanism on water resources in the Mekong River

Vietnamese and Chinese authorities have said the two nations do not have any specific cooperation mechanism on water resources and basic principles of using water resources under the Mekong – Lancang Cooperation framework.Keep reading ...

Khanh Lynh

PM calls for increased Mekong co-operation

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called on six riparian countries of the Mekong River to increase co-operation in protecting, managing and using sustainably its resources.Keep reading  ...

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