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Deputy PM urges more accurate, timely forecast to minimise damage from natural disasters

Diversifying communications methods to enhance public awareness of natural disaster prevention and control, and ensuring accurate and timely forecast are among solutions to minimise damage caused by natural disasters, Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang said while chairing a national conference on natural disaster prevention ...

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 focusing on water supply projects in salinity intrusion areas

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry has held a meeting in Bac Lieu Province to introduce clean water criteria in upgrading rural areas in the Mekong Delta.Statistics from the Irrigation Department (under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) reveal that in the Mekong Delta, ...

Tan Thai, Yen Nhi

Mekong Delta mitigates saltwater intrusion damages

Proactive prevention measures and “proper” restructuring of crop cultivation in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have proved effective in mitigating saline intrusion in the 2021-22 dry season.The delta normally faces saltwater intrusion in the dry season which lasts from December to April, severely impacting agricultural ...

Buy water from China, American experts advise downstream Mekong countries

American experts are recommending that countries in the Lower Mekong reach an agreement to pay China for water releases during times of crisis.Brian Eyler, Southeast Asia Program Director and Mekong Dam Monitor Co-Lead, Stimson Center explained that downstream countries could use an insurance representative to ...

Viet Anh

Mekong Delta urged to take measures to cope with drought and salt intrusion in 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a directive on the implementation of solutions to cope with drought and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta, which is forecast to be harsh in the coming dry season.Reports from the ministry show that the flood ...

Absence of seasonal flooding washes away Mekong Delta livelihood

The enforced absence of annual flooding that Vietnam’s Mekong Delta heavily depends on for agriculture and aquaculture has put the livelihoods of millions at stake.For several years, the annual flooding that has nourished the delta for centuries has been late, deficient or absent, and experts ...

Ngoc Tai

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