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Coal-fired thermal power plants threaten Mekong Delta environment

Under the national power development plan in 2011-2020 (seventh plan) approved by the Prime Minister in 2016, a series of coal-fired power plants will be built in the Mekong Delta. Keep reading ...

Young ASEAN leaders contribute ideas to protect Mekong Delta environment

Some 120 young leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) contributed their ideas to protecting the environment in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam at a workshop which opened in Can Tho city on June 5. The event, which runs until June 9, was ...

Investment Environment in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta, composed of 13 provinces, 20 percent of the country’s population, and 18 percent of the national GDP, has consistently recorded one of the highest average provincial competitiveness indexes amongst all provinces since 2014. Keep reading ...

China invests in river-head environment

China has invested some 17.6 billion yuan(2.8 billion U.S. dollars) in improving the Sanjiangyuan area, the source of China’s major rivers. Sanjiangyuan in northwest China’s Qinghai Province, literally means the “source of three rivers,” is home to the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow, and Lancang ...

Mo Hong'e

New research shows hydropower dams can be managed without an all-or-nothing choice between energy and food

Nearly 100 hydropower dams are planned for construction along the tributaries and main stem of the Mekong River’s 2,700-mile stretch.[]The University of Washington, Arizona State University and other collaborators have proposed a solution in the Dec. 8 issue of Science that allows dam operators to ...

UW News staff

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