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Vietnam's first low-emission rice product launches in August

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) recently held an inauguration ceremony for the Office of the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Development Project of 1 million hectares of high-quality, low-emission rice cultivation in the Mekong Delta. The project will establish and develop large-scale, ...

Translated by Thuy Doan

Slow adaptation to climate change results in serious consequences

Slow adaptation to climate change in the Mekong Delta results in serious consequences as the meteorological agency forecast that the 2024 dry season will last until the end of May, and people in the region will suffer more losses. As of mid-March 2024, more than ...

Mekong Delta incurs $3B annual losses due to salt intrusion

The Mekong Delta region is facing a staggering economic setback, with researchers estimating annual losses exceeding VND70 trillion ($2.96 billion) due to salt intrusionThe findings, presented by the Water Resources Science Institute under the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment at a Friday conference ...

Gia Chinh

River diversion plan could combat Mekong Delta salt intrusion

Ben Tre Province has proposed diverting water from either the Saigon or Dong Nai River Mekong Delta localities to prevent salt intrusion and water shortages during the dry season.Salinity levels have reached levels higher than in previous years and going 5-15 km deeper inland, according ...

Hoàng Nam - Ngọc Tài

Mekong Delta struggling to maintain freshwater

About 78,000ha of rice paddies and orchards in the Mekong Delta region are predicted to get severely affected by drought – salinity intrusion this March-April. The Mekong Delta has around 2 million hectares of rice fields and fruit trees. These farmlands are facing serious irrigation ...

Translated by Thanh Tam

Mekong Delta: Drought, saltwater intrusion cause subsidence, water shortage

This year’s dry season is expected to bring more severe drought and saltwater intrusion to the Mekong Delta compared to previous years, significantly impacting the lives and production of local residents.Furthermore, saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta depends on the water flow from the upper ...

Politburo’s resolution boosts development in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is to become a region of comprehensive development, modern and uniform infrastructure system, and dynamic economic growth under the Poliburo’s resolution on the region’s socioeconomic development to 2045.In its planning, Long An set the target to become a dynamic economic hub in ...

Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development: WB

With the right policies and strategies, Viet Nam can integrate decarbonization efforts to advance development without impeding GDP growth, said Country Director of the World Bank (WB) in Viet Nam Carolyn Turk.The WB has worked very closely with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

Thuy Dung

Public-private partnership needed for sustainable rice farming

Attracting investment and public-private partnership (PPP) plays an important role in implementing the project of sustainable development of 1 million ha of low-emission high-quality rice production in the Mekong Delta to 2030, said insiders.The project will promote added value throughout the entire rice production chain, ...

Mekong Delta Region needs urgent measures to cope with landslides

The situation of landslides along riverbanks and coastlines in the Mekong Delta is becoming increasingly severe, while preventive measures are challenging due to a lack of funding.Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has recently signed Decision No. 1162, allocating an additional VND4 trillion (nearly US$164 million) from ...

Translated by Hong Son

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