VN Express

Vietnam not doing enough to protect environment around dams: experts

Authorities have been doing too little to regrow trees they felled to make way for hydropower projects, experts said. Growing trees is the most effective way to control floods and prevent erosion in downstream areas, Dao Xuan Hoc, chairman of the Vietnam Water Resources Development Association, ...

Nguyen Xuan

Mekong Delta braces for dry season with water storage arrangements

People living in the Mekong Delta are installing tanks to store water for the dreaded dry season, and authorities are building artificial lakes. Pham Van Tien opens the cement tank which has rainwater from the previous night. During the last dry season Tien’s family and some ...

Hoang Nam

7 expressway projects expected to boost Mekong Delta connectivity

Seven major expressways totaling 1,000 km and costing VND150 trillion ($6.49 billion) are taking shape in the Mekong Delta, expected to improve connectivity in the region. Mekong Delta is home to around 20 million people, or a fifth of the country’s population and known as Vietnam’s ...

Cuu Long

Anguish as Mekong Delta’s annual floods continue to dry up

It is time for the annual floods in the Mekong Delta, but the flooding season these days is more a cherished memory than a practical phenomenon. One day in mid-September Cao Van Bi, 50, was rowing a boat with his wife across a paddy field that ...

Hoang Nam

India to aid water management projects in Mekong Delta

India will fund seven water management projects at a cost of around $350,000 in four Mekong Delta provinces. They are part of a non-refundable aid program for quick-impact projects under the framework of the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation (MGC), which aims to provide direct socio-economic benefits to communities ...

Phan Anh, Hoang Nam

Vietnam steps up clean energy development: report

The year 2020 marks a major turning point in the energy industry of Vietnam, with clean energy strengthening its solid position and establishing itself as a profitable sector with significant potential for development, while coal-fired thermal power no longer holding the position as a favoured energy source in the ...

Autumn yellow takes possession of central Vietnam's Ru Cha mangrove forest

Two HCMC-based lensmen visited Thua Thien-Hue Province in early September to capture the beauty of Ru Cha mangrove forest turning yellow during the seasonal transition. Lying around 15 km from downtown Hue, Ru Cha is a tiny islet on Tam Giang Lagoon. The islet was formed ...

Huynh Phuong

Salinity intrusion threatens quarter of Mekong Delta orchards

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has warned that nearly a quarter of Mekong Delta orchard area could suffer from saltwater intrusion. The ministry stated Thursday at a conference around 80,550 ha or 23.2 percent of Mekong Delta orchards for the 2020-2021 harvest season would ...

Dang Khoa

Germany supplies equipment to monitor Mekong River dam impacts

Germany has provided equipment to the Mekong River Commission to monitor the environmental impacts of two mainstream dams on the lower reaches of the Mekong River. The equipment, worth around $600,000, meant to help monitor the impacts of Laos’s Xayaburi and Don Sahong dams, was handed ...

Viet Anh

Auto sales down 25 pct

Auto sales fell 25 percent year-on-year in the first eight months to 151,903 units due to the continuing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. Passenger cars accounted for 109,694 units, followed by commercial vehicles and special-purpose vehicles, according to the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA). Sales in August, ...

Dat Nguyen

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