Overseas Vietnamese finds solution to lack of freshwater in Mekong Delta

The Co Chien River in Tra Vinh province, at certain moments in the day, is the source of freshwater, an overseas Vietnamese man has discovered. A river water monitoring buoy provides a solution to local farmers to get freshwater for irrigation. For Vietnamese farmers, four elements, arranged in order of significance, are involved in the production of rice:  water, fertilizer, diligence, variety. Meanwhile, Mekong Delta last year suffered the most severe drought in history. The lack of water dried out rice fields. Nguyen Thanh My, a Viet Kieu (overseas Vietnamese) in Canada, then vowed to find a solution to the freshwater supply in Tra Vinh province.

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