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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 ...

Localities strengthen prevention of dengue fever, Zika virus

Localities are intensifying measures to prevent dengue fever and Zika virus. According to the Ministry of Health, the dengue infections dropped by 20 percent in the first months of 2017. However, at present, the disease is increasing in some cities and provinces such as Da Nang, ...

Students use seafood waste to grow safe vegetables

Two students in Can Tho City are using waste from seafood processing factories to create microbiological sludge to grow safe vegetables and ornamental flowers. Nguyen Huu Huy Hao, a third year student of the Can Tho Economics & Polytechnic College, and Phan Hong Muc, a third ...

Sea breaches Bạc Liêu Province dykes in 2 places

Two sea dykes in the Mekong Delta (Cửu Long) province of Bạc Liêu were badly damaged on Sunday and Monday by high tides, huge waves and strong winds, threatening the lives and properties of local residents. In Bạc Liêu city, huge waves and powerful winds ...

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 ...

Uncertain path for Vietnam’s wind power sector

The country needs transparent and credible pricing mechanisms if generating targets are going to be met Although Vietnam has great potential for renewable energy, and the government has put forward many plans advocating it, actual policies to secure investment and develop the sector have been ...

Will Vietnam launch a “resolution 10” on renewable energy?

Vietnam has strongly committed to develop renewable energy. Experts expect implementation of these commitments will create a “Resolution 10” for the energy sector. Resolution 10 is the name of a critically important Vietnamese reform in 1988. This policy helped to liberalize the freedom and the ...

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