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Mekong Delta takes measures to reduce saltwater intrusion

Though saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta was predicted to come earlier and with higher level of salinity than that recorded in the 2015-2016 dry season, the damages to farming areas are expected to be less serious as authorities and farmers have taken measures to ...

Government of Viet Nam

Weekly Flood Situation Report for the Mekong River Basin covering the week from 10th to 16th Sept 2019 and potential trend next week

During the week from 10th to 16th Sept 2019, the weather outlook bulletins and maps issued by the Thailand Meteorology Department (TMD) were used to verify the weather condition in the LMB. The low pressure was observed at the middle part of LMB, which attracted ...

Op-ed: MRC reinforces knowledge hub and water diplomacy role for resilient Mekong futures

While the MRC is well established and recognised as the international treaty-based river basin organization and primary water diplomacy platform in the Mekong River basin, we still have opportunities to improve basin-wide cooperation. My priority is to further equip the MRC Secretariat with the facilitation ...

An Pich Hatda, CEO of the MRC Secretariat

Mekong River flooding communities throughout the northeast

The rising Mekong River has resulted in flooding in Mukdaharn province and brought flood warnings to all riverside communities. A rise of 10 centimeters in the Mekong River in Mukdaharn province has allowed it to 0verflow its 12.5 meter high banks for a second time this ...

Over 18,600 billion VND to adapt to climate change in the Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is the largest agricultural production center in the country, contributing 50% of rice, 65% of seafood and 70% of fruit. The richness and development of the Mekong Delta and the Mekong River is facing tremendous challenges from the threat of climate change. Keep ...

Rohingya population displacement: Concern for spread of drug-resistant malaria?

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region in south-eastern Bangladesh is neighbouring to the Greater Mekong region, currently flagged for the spread of resistance to the widely used antimalarial drug ‘artemisinin.’ Artemisinin-resistance means that at present the most widely used drug may not work against the ...

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