VnExpress

Climate change adaptation compromised, Mekong Delta faces manmade disaster

Anthropogenic drivers in the Mekong Delta will limit opportunities to adapt to climate change even as it dominates threats to the region in coming years, a new report warns. The Mekong Delta has long historical experience of dealing with water- and climate-related factors which can threaten ...

Viet Anh

Online child abuse spikes amid pandemic

Vietnamese children face greater risks of sexual abuse with prolonged school closures and online classes exposing them to exploitation via social networks. A month before graduating, Khanh Ngoc, a high school student in Hanoi, received a message from a strange Facebook account. Opening it, she encountered ...

Phan Duong

Mekong Delta localities join forces to fight pandemic, restore economy

Seven delta localities will cooperate to prevent Covid-19, protect people’s health and develop production and business. Authorities in Can Tho City and six provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau are expected to join an online meeting on ...

Cuu Long

Mass vaccination boosted in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta localities are accelerating Covid-19 immunization now they have access to more vaccines. On Tuesday, Can Tho City allocated 500,000 Sinopharm and 40,000 Pfizer doses to its nine districts for mass vaccination. As planned, from now until December, the city will administer at least 36,000 vaccine ...

Huy Phong, Ngoc Tai

Outbreak fears as Mekong Delta struggles with returning migrant workers

With the Mekong Delta laboring under large quarantining burdens as migrants return from the southeast region in the thousands, officials fear outbreaks if the localities’ capabilities are stretched. An Giang Province, for instance, had more than 15,000 migrant workers return on motorbikes over the past three ...

Cuu Long, Ngoc Tai

Quang Tri residents protect rare forest to let it grow again

Local residents tasked with protecting the 100-hectare Linh forest are doing their job well, minimizing human destruction including logging and other harmful activities.  Classified as a special forest that serves nothing but conservation purpose, Linh stands beside Hien Thanh and Vinh Hoa communes in Vinh Linh ...

Hoang Tao

Farmers suffer huge losses as produce prices plunge

Farmers in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s agricultural production hub, are hurting as produce prices plunge by almost 80 percent in the wake of pandemic provoked distribution challenges. Son Van Luan, 67, director of a cooperative in Vinh Long Province’s Binh Tan District said farmers were suffering ...

Cuu Long

HCMC urban planning to focus on climate change adaptation

For the next few decades, HCMC’s urban planning will focus on adapting to the impacts of climate change, including floods and rising sea levels. A decision on the city’s urban planning until 2040 with vision until 2060, signed Tuesday by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh, ...

Huu Cong

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission produce water security solutions

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission (MRC) have come up with three solutions to help riparian countries address their water security challenges. The solutions, relating to policy, technology and partnerships, were highlighted at the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue held last week, the commission announced in a ...

Minh Nga

ASEAN, Mekong River Commission to convene water security dialogue

ASEAN and the Mekong River Commission will hold a Water Security Dialogue to address the region’s emerging challenges on water security. A first of its kind, the dialogue is slated for Aug. 19 and 20, hosted online by the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat, in cooperation ...

Minh Nga

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