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Mangroves in the Mekong Delta: growing opportunities or going under?

The Mekong Delta is home to the largest expanse of mangroves in Viet Nam but is also highly vulnerable to the twin effects of the climate crisis and coastal development, given its proximity to Ho Chi Minh City. The Delta is facing a high risk of ...

PHAM THU THUY

Developing river economy in Mekong Delta should be focused: Experts

According to experts, the Mekong Delta has a dense network of rivers, creeks, and canals, with a length of about 26,550 km of natural rivers; thereby, it is convenient for the development of waterway traffic and river economy. On August 1, the Academy of Politics Region IV in ...

Mekong Delta lands $26 million aquaculture investment

Due to take place in Hòn Đất district of Kiên Giang province in 2023–2026, it is budgeted to cost VNĐ624 billion (US$26.6 million) – enough to provide infrastructure like irrigation works, roads and power supply systems. The project is set to include shrimp/rice farming and production ...

The Fish Site

Mekong Delta province declares coastal erosion emergency

The southernmost province of Ca Mau has announced a state of emergency following the erosion of 2.7 km (1.67 miles) of coastal embankment. The declaration came Wednesday with five dike sections along its western coast in Tran Van Thoi and U Minh districts on the verge ...

An Minh

Thunderstorms damage over 800 houses in Mekong Delta

Thunderstorms, strong winds and high tides damaged over 800 houses in Ca Mau, Kien Giang and Bac Lieu provinces in the Mekong Delta in the past three days. The Committee for Disaster Prevention of Ca Mau Province said Tuesday that 752 houses and more than 340 ...

An Minh, Nguyen Phuong

Mekong Delta focused on digital transformation in agriculture

Rapid digital transformation is considered the best way for the Mekong Delta agricultural sector to overcome difficulties and recover in the post-pandemic period, a seminar heard in Hậu Giang Province last week. The event was held to discuss how products and services from the delta could ...

VNS

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, sand mining means lost homes and fortunes

When a riverbank subsided and gave way four years ago, Tran Van Bi’s house collapsed into a river in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Everything his family had accumulated over 32 years was gone in an instant. “At that time, when I heard the sound of screaming, I ...

Dinh Tuyen

$1.9 billion allocated to building Mekong Delta expressway

The National Assembly on Thursday agreed to spend nearly VNĐ45 trillion (US$1.9 billion) building more than 188 kilometres of highway in the Mekong Delta. On the last day of their third sitting in Hà Nội, legislators passed a resolution to carry out Phase I of the ...

Mekong Delta eyes rapid development of renewable energy

The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta will need to optimise its natural conditions to develop renewable energy and attract investment in the sector to mitigate the impacts of climate change, experts have said. The region has much potential for renewables like wind, solar and biomass, they said. It has a ...

Xuan Hiep and Viet Dung

Government, partners discuss mangrove afforestation in Mekong Delta

Local authorities and experts from international organisations and partners have discussed measures to increase the mangrove restoration and afforestation in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region at a workshop in Hanoi. Speaking at the June 10 workshop, Head of the International Cooperation Department Nguyen Do Anh Tuan said the Mekong ...

VNA

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