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Mekong Delta crossroads experiences chaos due to high tide

A high tide caused many houses and restaurants to be flooded, leading to prolonged congestion at the Trung Luong junction, where Highway 1A crosses Highway 60 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. By 4 p.m. on Sunday, many streets within a radius of one ...

Hoang Nam

Bridge ready to enter service across Can Tho River

Tran Hoang Na Bridge is 600 m long and 23 m wide. It crosses the Can Tho River to link Cai Rang District with the downtown district of Ninh Kieu. It cost VND791 billion (US$33.4 million), funded by the government from official development assistance. Work began in September 2020 and was set to be ...

An Binh

Student contributions sought for better monitoring of Mekong River

A competition has been launched to challenge university students to design technology to monitor the Mekong’s water level, rainfall, soil moisture, and water quality. The River Monitoring Technology Competition, launched by the Mekong River Commission (MRC), is for students in the four regional countries of Cambodia, ...

Minh Nga

Mekong Delta prepares for possible drought, salinity

Farmers and authorities in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have started storing water, building dams and planting seeds early to avoid drought and salinity. Living near Kenh Lap, Mekong Delta’s largest manmade reservoir in Ben Tre Province, Le Van Hao said he had witnessed how the reservoir, which ...

Hoang Nam, Cuu Long

We are the answer to Vietnam's drastic plastic problem

I have been saving more than $100 each month by cooking my own meals and not buying takeaways or deliveries. But saving money was not my initial motivation. It was to cut down on the use of plastic as much as possible. “When I pour your coffee ...

Luu Dinh Long

Paid recycling drive to help HCMC turn the tide on trash

Garbage including plastic, paper, metal and glass will soon be collected for recycling via a new network taking shape in HCMC. State-owned Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environment Co., Ltd (Citenco) would fund public service enterprises and private units to collect recyclable trash from residential areas, ...

Ha An

Vietnam susceptible to afforestation: expert

Around 700,000 ha of land in Vietnam are still available for afforestation purposes, an expert said while discussing the role of forests in flood prevention. Vietnam has set the target of growing around 200,000 ha of forest each year while in reality, the country still has ...

Gia Chinh

ASEAN Summit to discuss pandemic control, aftermath

The summit and related meetings, slated for November 12-15, “are the most important activity of ASEAN this year, attracting widespread attention both inside and outside the region,” Nguyen Quoc Dung, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, said ...

Phuong Vu

Government okays $2 bln for Mekong Delta infrastructure development

The government has approved a five-year $2 billion allotment for infrastructural development in the Mekong Delta. Planning and Investment Minister Nguyen Chi Dung told the National Assembly Monday that his ministry’s proposal has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and the money will be ...

Dat Nguyen

With someone taking out the trash, Hanoians breathe a sigh of relief

Nguyen Thanh Quang is looking forward to resuming his morning habit of cycling around his neighborhood in Hanoi’s Dong Da District. He had been staying at home all day after uncollected trash piled up on several streets, the resultant stink exacerbating the capital’s long-standing air pollution ...

Long Nguyen

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