VnExpress

Mega irrigation system to help Mekong Delta tackle drought, salinity

One of the two parts of a mega irrigation system in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta will start operation next month in Kien Giang Province. Construction of the system worth VND3.3 trillion ($142.17 million) started in November 2019, with two parts on the Cai Lon and Cai ...

Cuu Long

What are Vietnam's options for dealing with plastic waste?

Vietnam should set up legal framework for recycling plastic waste, reduce plastic use and find new materials to replace non-recyclable plastics, according to experts. “The best solution would be recycling as much plastic waste as you can,” George Huber, professor of chemical and biological engineering, University ...

Viet Anh

VN builds expressway in Mekong Delta

An additional section to the HCMC-Mekong Delta expressway will cut travel time from the city to the region’s capital to just two hours. Work on the extended section, called the My Thuan-Can Tho Expressway, started Monday at Thuan An Commune in Binh Minh Town, Vinh Long ...

Cuu Long

HCMC to boost tap water supply to suburban district linking with Mekong Delta

A project worth VND925 billion ($40 million) has been launched to upgrade HCMC pipeline system to provide water to Binh Chanh District. The pipe with a diameter of 1-1.5 meters will start at the intersection of Vo Van Tan and Tran Van Giau streets in Binh ...

Ha An

2020 review: 10 resilience defining stories in Vietnam

2020 has been defined mostly by the dogged resilience of the Vietnamese people in confronting unforgettable disasters, positively heightening the nation’s international profile. United front against Covid-19 Perseverance as severe drought parches Mekong Delta The 37th ASEAN Summit – an online triumph Together in grief as disasters devastate central ...

Phan Anh, Dat Nguyen

Endangered crane absent from Vietnam's Ramsar site

Losing their natural habitat and food source, red-crowned cranes no longer call a national park in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta home. For three decades, Tram Chim National Park in the reed fields of Dong Thap Muoi in Dong Thap Province has been famous as a natural habitat ...

Hoang Nam

Natural disasters cause people to flee Mekong Delta

The fear of natural disasters has caused more than 1.3 million people living in the Mekong Delta to migrate to HCMC and elsewhere. The figure was published on Monday in the first annual Mekong Delta Economic Report coordinated by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry ...

Cuu Long

Vietnam to purchase more power from Laos

National utility Vietnam Electricity (EVN) has signed three memoranda to purchase power from Laotian companies amid expected energy shortages. EVN will buy power from two hydropower plants and one coal-fired power plant in neighboring country Laos starting 2024, according to the memorandums of understanding signed Sunday. The ...

Dat Nguyen

Mekong Delta faces decline in wild birds, fish and plants

The number of species of wild birds, fish, and plants in the Mekong Delta has fallen rapidly in recent years because of a decline in food resources and natural habitats. In Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap province, 13 bird species are in danger of extinction and need protection, according to park authorities. The species include red-headed cranes, ...

VNA

Food shortages loom after floods destroy central Vietnam fields

A man takes soil samples over what used to be a paddy field in Quang Binh Province to test its toxicity, December 1, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Tao. Ho Van Rao’s lush green fields in Quang Tri were buried under more than two feet of boulders, ...

Hoang Tao

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