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Việt Nam effectively curbs impacts of drought, saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta provinces have experienced the most severe drought and saline intrusion ever in the dry season 2019-2020 but the negative impacts on agriculture production and daily life were minimised significantly thanks to effective measures, a top official has said.About 96,000 households had their water supply ...

Rural residents in Mekong Delta need access to clean water

All residents in rural areas of the Mekong Delta must have access to clean water, Nguyen Hoang Hiep, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at a seminar held in Soc Trang province on May 27. About 96,000 households with a total of 430,000 people ...

Drought, saltwater intrusion threatens farming, local life in Mekong Delta

Saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal in the Mekong Delta and is expected to affect a greater area this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).In a report submitted to the Prime Minister on February 13, the minister said saltwater ...

Saltwater intrusion in Mekong Delta to ease by April

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta might reduce between late March and June this year, according to Phùng Tiến Dũng, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern region.Dũng recently said the flow of the Mekong River to the Mekong ...

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.Dapice said a study released by Utrecht University ...

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.During the dry season this year, ...

Vietnam, Netherlands cooperate in water management in Mekong Delta

Various solutions for sustainable water management were raised at the Water Business Dialogues held by the Netherlands Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11. Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora Van Nieuwenhuizen spoke highly of Vietnam’s great attention to issues regarding ...

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