The Saigon Times

Wet rice farming increases greenhouse emissions: expert

Methods of farming wet rice in Southeast Asia have resulted in a vast increase in greenhouse gas emissions, posting a major climate change challenge for the agricultural sector in the region. Of all 10 countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia take the top spots, ...

VRN objects to construction of Pak Lay hydropower dam

Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN) and its members have refused to participate in a consultation meeting on the construction of Laos-based hydropower dam Pak Lay, which will be held in Vientiane, Laos, on September 20 by the Mekong River Commission (MRC), to voice its objection to ...

AI may affect 28 million jobs in ASEAN

The increasing application of artificial intelligence (AI) technology could affect over 28 million jobs in ASEAN countries in the next 10 years, news website Vietnamplus reported, citing a report released by Cisco Group on September 12 at the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ...

Expert questions need for major irrigation projects in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, along with local governments in the Mekong Delta, have continued to voice support for construction of the Cai Lon-Cai Be irrigation project, though one expert has raised questions about the plans. Keep reading ...

CLMVT Forum 2018 begins in Thailand

The Thai Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with many partner organizations, today, August 16, launched the CLMVT Forum 2018, themed, “Taking-Off Through Technology,” at the Bangkok Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta provinces voice concern over shortage of healthcare specialists

Thirteen provinces in the Mekong Delta region are facing a shortage in physicians, prompting delegates to raise concerns over the issue at a conference on August 7 on healthcare specialists and staff training. They called on Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy (CTUMP) to ...

Lao dam collapse will not affect Mekong Delta: expert

The Xe Pian – Xe Namnoy hydropower dam in southern Laos, which collapsed on the night of July 23, will not affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, according to Associate Professor Le Anh Tuan, head of the Climate Change Research Institute under the Can Tho University. Keep ...

Markets called key to hi-tech agriculture

Markets play a key role in the success of high-tech agriculture in the Mekong Delta, as explained during a seminar on high-tech solutions for agriculture in the Mekong Delta held in Can Tho City on July 13. Keep reading ...

Mekong Delta seeks investors for 57 projects

The Mekong Delta will introduce 57 projects requiring more than VND183 trillion (US$8.05 billion) that are awaiting investors at an investment promotion conference scheduled to take place in Can Tho City on October 25.[] 24 of these projects are for tourism development and require total ...

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