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Electricity consumption in Mekong delta rises

Electricity consumption in the Mekong delta averagely rises by 10.7 percent during 2010-2018, according to a seminar organized by GreenID Company and the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations in the Mekong delta City of Can Tho yesterday. Furthermore,  electricity consumption in the region is forecast ...

Tuan Quang

Farmers in Mekong delta earn more thanks to agricultural restructuring

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday announced farmers in the Mekong delta have earned more thanks to agricultural restructuring. According to the Ministry, in 2019, farmers in the Mekong delta have switched 77,885 hectares of low yield rice area into growing other crops with ...

Nguyen Thanh

Mekong Delta, HCMC warned of tidal flooding in lowland, riverside areas

According to the center, water level in the Saigon and Dong Nai rivers on October 12 highly increased. It is predicted to continue surging in the next few days. The peak of the high tide might occur on October 15-16, the 17th and 18th day ...

Education in Mekong Delta yearning for heavy investment

All through Vietnam, the society is preparing for the new academic year of 2019-2020. Sadly, despite being a key agricultural region, the Mekong Delta region is short of both infrastructure and human resources to successfully achieve the educational goals for this year. This results from ...

New-styled cooperatives in Mekong delta make breakthrough

The Mekong Delta is facing climate change with extreme impact of natural disasters causing difficulties for agricultural production, especially smallholder farmers are extremely vulnerable to agricultural risks and climate change.   Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and locals authorities in Mekong delta provinces have ...

Mekong Delta facing grave drought, saltwater intrusion

The Mekong Delta is experiencing one of the hottest period of the year, starting right after Tet Holiday. Several areas in the region seriously lack freshwater, leading to a shortage of water supply for plants and crops. Simultaneously, saltwater intrusion becomes increasingly desperate in river ...

Four countries launch 80th joint patrol on Mekong River

The 80th Mekong River joint patrol, led by China, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand, started from Jinghong port in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan province on March 19. Five vessels joined the four-day patrol that will involve inspections, a crackdown on drug crimes in key waters, including ...

Mekong delta faces severe salinization

Early March, gradual saltwater intrusion in coastal provinces in the Mekong Delta is threatening to the primary production system and daily activities. Thousands of inhabitants in Ben Tre and Kien Giang are suffering from scarcity of safe drinking water and daily activities. Keep reading ...

Mekong delta needs to prevent early floods from high tides

According to the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, water level on the Nine Dragon River has rapidly increased due to high tide. Currently, the water level on Tien River at Tan Chau Station, and Hau River at Chau Doc Station reaches at 2.37 meters. The center ...

Mekong farmers switch to more profitable crops

The Crop Production Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that in 2018, former rice farmers in the southern province switched 68,019 hectares of less productive land to more profitable crops. Mekong delta farmers stopped rice cultivation in 62,233 hectares of land ...

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