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Network formed to create climate resilient rice in Mekong Delta

Five Mekong Delta provinces and 11 agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in forming the Mekong Partnership for Climate Resilient Rice Research Network (MPCRR-N). The signatories were the departments of agriculture and rural development of An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu ...

Vietnam struggles to find solutions to prevent landslides

Resources have been applied to prevent landslides in the Mekong Delta, but the problem has proven to be difficult to solve. In recent years, the riverbank erosion and coastal landslides have been taking away 500 hectares of land in the Mekong Delta every year, according to ...

An Giang seeks emergency funds from Govt to deal with landslide aftermath

The An Giang Province People’s Committee has asked the Government for VNĐ123 billion (US$5.4 million) worth of emergency aid to deal with the aftermath of the severe landslide along the Vàm Nao River two weeks ago. The money is needed for filling a crater in ...

Houses collapse after landslide in An Giang

Fourteen houses and two house floors in My Hoi Dong Commune, Cho Moi District of Mekong Delta Province of An Giang fell into the Hau River on Saturday morning due to a landslide, panicking local residents. A road connecting My Hoi Dong Commune and Nhơn Mỹ ...

Australia aids community infrastructure projects

The Australian Consulate General in HCM City on February 22 awarded Direct Aid Programme grants worth more than around US$144,500 to 11 projects for the 2016-17 period. The projects, based in the central and southern regions, span a range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale ...

Increase in drug-resistant TB in southwest

An increase in the number of resistant-TB cases has occurred in the southwestern region of Việt Nam, according to the head of the region’s national TB prevention and control office. At a conference on TB prevention held last week in Cần Thơ, Dr Nguyễn Thị ...

Vietnam facing water security challenges

Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a report that the basins of some rivers like Ma, Huong and ...

PM okays new bypass, road in Mekong Delta

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved construction of a bypass and road that will connect with National Highway No. 91. The 15.3-km long bypass, which will go around Long Xuyên City, will extend from National Highway No. 80 and the Lộ Tẻ intersection to ...

PM urges urgent flood victim aid

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed ministries and agencies to mobilise all forces and resources to ensure safety and food for residents in flood-hit areas and minimise losses of human lives and property. “Food and supplies must be brought at any cost to residential ...

Existing airports left idle, new airports built

While many airports in the Mekong Delta are still idle, the Ministry of Transport is considering building new ones. MOT is planning to build an airport in the southern province of An Giang with estimated investment capital of VND 3.4 trillion. The domestic airport, designed ...

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