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Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network debuts

The Mekong Delta Resilient Business Network (MRBN) has been established, announced the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) chapter in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and The Asia Foundation (TAF).The network, under sponsorship of the UPS Group, is the first one for ...

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

Water shortages, climate change linked to saline intrusion in Mekong Delta

The most severe saline intrusion – the movement of ocean saltwater into riverine freshwater – is said to occur in the Mekong Delta region from February 8 to 16, coinciding with the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, since Chinese hydro-power plants have reduced their water ...

Mekong Delta takes preventive measures against saline intrusion in next dry season

Local authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta have begun taking measures to cope with the effects of saltwater intrusion and drought in the upcoming 2020-21 dry season.Local authorities in Can Tho City and the delta’s 12 provinces, have warned farmers to sow rice and other crops ...

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 ...

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 ...

Salinisation struggle tackled head-on

Vietnam’s efforts to combat water shortages and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta and climate change impacts in other regions have been fuelled by the United Nations Development Programme.In early 2020, the UN and UNDP worked with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority to send working ...

Nguyen Dat

Saline intrusion in Mekong Delta likely to linger on

Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta will likely remain at a high level until the end of April or early May, before gradually declining, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.In the worst case scenario, drought and saltwater intrusion may last even longer if the ...

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 ...

Challenges compels restructuring in agriculture

Trade conflicts, climate change, and epidemics may at first glance appear to be a hindrance to Việt Nam’s agricultural sector. But some see it as an opportunity to speed up the value chain restructuring and innovating the growth model.Keep reading   ...

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