VN Express

Water chestnut season arrives in Mekong Delta

Farmers in Soc Trang Province have been busy the last month harvesting what has been a bountiful water chestnut crop. Nguyen Van Quan, 44, of Nga Nam Town, and a hired worker have been harvesting water chestnut since early morning. Growing water chestnut is the main ...

Nguyet Nhi

Man spends 15 years on hydropower islet

Mai Van Hao, 61, has lived on the 1.5-hectare islet at the heart of Khe Dien hydropower reservoir since 2003, three years before the investor blocked Nong Son River for construction in Que Ninh Commune, Nong Son District. “When the hydropower dam was built, my home ...

Dac Thanh

Mekong Delta to host Vietnam’s first agriculture museum

A $17 million museum featuring Vietnam’s agricultural history and prowess will be built in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. The museum will be constructed on an area of 11 hectares in Vung Liem, a rural district. In preserving the value and legacy of Vietnamese ...

Cuu Long

Ensure Mekong River projects don’t harm riparian countries: Vietnam

Hydropower projects must not affect people’s lives in riparian countries negatively, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Thursday. Le Thi Thu Hang was responding to a query about Laos’s plan to build another dam on the Mekong River at an online press meet. “The development of hydropower projects ...

Viet Anh

Ministry given more time to work on public demonstration law

The draft law on public demonstrations in Vietnam, which has been planned for nine years now, will not be submitted to the parliament for discussion in its upcoming session. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a request by the Ministry of Public Security to postpone ...

Viet Tuan

EU, France back Vietnam in fight against climate change

The European Union and the French Development Agency (AFD) have established a 20-million-euro ($21.5 million) fund to help Vietnam deal with climate change. The EU will provide the money as a non-refundable grant to the AFD to run the fund. The latter will in turn provide loans ...

Nguyen Quy

Mekong Delta residents flee as nature turns hostile

Their ancestors had come to settle the Mekong Delta, turning it into the nation’s agriculture and aquaculture hub, but now they are fleeing. At three in the morning, Dang Van Binh, 34, wakes up in his hut by a river in An Phu Trung Commune in ...

Hoang Nam, Pham Linh

Mekong Delta's reservoir of abundance runs dry

Arguably Vietnam’s most fertile region, feted for long as the nation’s granary, the Mekong Delta is now a ghost of its former self. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident, literally and symbolically, than at the region’s largest reservoir, Kenh Lap, in Ben Tre Province. The reservoir, which ...

Hoang Nam

Vietnam growth among Asia’s highest despite Covid-19 slump: ADB

The Covid-19 pandemic could see Vietnam’s growth slow down to 4.8 percent this year, but it will remain among Asia’s fastest growing economies. The 4.8 percent GDP growth forecast, compared to over 7 percent in the last two years, is estimated on the basis of a ...

Dat Nguyen

Mekong River dams could slice 0.3 pct off Vietnam's GDP: report

Hydropower dams on the Mekong River are expected to reduce Vietnam’s GDP by 0.3 percentage points due to their impact on fisheries and agriculture. A paper titled “Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Dams on Fisheries and Agriculture in Lower Mekong Basin” on the open access journal Sustainability published by ...

Phan Anh

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