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Irrigation, drought, sea level rise and more are causing salt to build up in soils around the world. What can we do?  

The water tastes salty and the rice barely grows in the coastal villages of the Ca Mau peninsula at the southern tip of Vietnam’s Mekong River delta. Thi Tran, a young woman who farms 2 acres (0.8 hectares) of rice and vegetables while her husband works ...

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Cà Mau wants to build $3.5 billion seaport

Southernmost Cà Mau Province is seeking investment to develop a US$3.5 billion seaport complex, which can receive vessels of up to 250,000 tonnes capacity, on Hòn Khoai Island.Keep reading ...

Pollution causes mass fish deaths in Cà Mau

Polluted water may be a reason for the mass fish deaths in Đầm Dơi District in southernmost Cà Mau Province, the province’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment said on Wednesday.Keep reading ...

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 ...

Teacher colleges in Mekong Delta close

Several colleges of teacher training in the Mekong Delta provinces have closed in the last several years because of a shortage of students. The Cà Mau Province’s College of Teachers Training, for example, was dissolved by the provincial People’s Committee late last year. Trần Hồng ...

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, ...

Environmental groups call for reconsideration of thermal power plan

Several coal thermal power plants are expected to be built in the Mekong Delta under the 2011-2020 plan for national power development. What are the options for energy development in Vietnam? Under the national plan, 15 power plants would be built in the areas along Hau ...

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 ...

Delta raw shrimp prices soar

Prices of raw shrimp have been increasing rapidly in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta since early February when shrimp processors returned to work soon after Tết (Lunar New Year), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In major shrimp farming provinces such as ...

Unusually strong tides erode coastal land

Hundred metres of land along rivers and coastlines have been destroyed by unusually strong winds and waves, combined with rising tides in the southernmost province of Cà Mau. According to the provincial Agriculture and Rural Development Department, waves and rising tides have caused severe land ...

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