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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

Rice farmers told to follow sowing schedules amid saline intrusion, drought

Authorities have instructed farmers in the Mekong Delta to sow the summer-autumn rice crop on established schedules to mitigate the damage of drought, saltwater intrusion and disease.The Plant Cultivation Department has set schedules for sowing the crop in the delta between March and June. In ...

Mekong Delta farmers switch to other crops in response to climate change

More farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have restructured their crop cultivation to adapt to the effects of climate change.The delta, the country’s largest rice, fruit and seafood producer, has faced severe drought and saline intrusion in recent years and local authorities have encouraged ...

Mekong Delta faces historic salinity threat

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will suffer salt intrusion at levels that would beat the 2016 record this month, meteorologists have warned.In the period of March 11-15, salinity will rise to eventually trump the levels of mid-February and the same period in 2016, according to the hydrological ...

Minh Nga

Drought, water shortages pose a big threat

Professor Trần Thục, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV) online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. From the onset of 2019, the National Centre for ...

Central Vietnam provinces writhe under probably most serious salt intrusion

Central Vietnam has been repeatedly battered by heatwaves and a shortage of rain since the beginning of summer, which resulted in serious drought and saltwater intrusion in many localities. The most serious effect of saltwater intrusion, when saline water moves into drinking or agricultural water ...

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