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State Audit Office: Việt Nam on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goals in Mekong Delta

An environmental audit on water management in the Mekong Delta River Basin has shown that Việt Nam is on track to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The results are thanks to the efforts of the State Audit Office of Việt Nam (SAV), and ...

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 ...

Minh Nga

Mekong countries to invest over $60 mln to improve state of river

The Mekong River Commission has unveiled the financial component of a new strategy to address emerging challenges and improve the overall state of the river basin. Under the new five-year strategic plan, it seeks to invest over $60 million, of which about 40 percent would ...

Viet Anh

Mekong level to drop as China begins power grid maintenance

Water levels along the Mekong River are likely to drop by about 1.2 meters between January 5 and 24 due to power grid maintenance in China.The outflow from the Jinghong hydropower dam in China’s Yunnan province is dropping, leading to dwindling water levels in the ...

Viet Anh

Dam monitor could help Mekong countries put China on notice

The Mekong Dam Monitor (MDM), part-funded by the U.S. and which uses data from cloud-piercing satellites to track water levels in dams in China and other countries, was launched on December 14.Dao Trong Tu, former deputy general secretary of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee, said downstream ...

Viet Anh

Facebook joins MRC to raise awareness about flood, drought

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat and Facebook on August 31 launched a collaboration initiative to provide early flood alert and drought monitoring information to riparian communities and governments in the Lower Mekong region.The collaboration, the first of its kind, aims to raise awareness among ...

Flood and drought remain key challenges for Mekong region: Report

Extreme low flows and extensive flooding of different communities along the Mekong River last year and an increasing number of droughts that have occurred in many parts of the region in recent years are among the signs that the Mekong region is facing increasing risks ...

Vietnam joins hands with Mekong nations to fight drought

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand have drawn up a joint strategy to manage drought at the Mekong River Commission.The strategy, for 2020-25, which was approved on Wednesday, has been agreed at a time when the region is going through one of its worst droughts with ...

Minh Nga

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