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Vietnam to borrow $2 bln to fortify Mekong Delta against climate change

Vietnam plans to borrow around $2 billion to develop the Mekong Delta, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said. The money, to come from the World Bank, Germany and France, would be used for the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta in the face of climate change, ...

Viet Tuan

Experts seek measures to promote Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth

Vietnamese and foreign experts and scientists gathered at a conference in Can Tho city on March 31 to seek solutions to boost sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region amid climate change. Participants agreed that the Mekong Delta is vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels, which ...

VNA

Mekong Delta farmers face difficulties due to rising agricultural supply prices

The prices of animal feed climbed sharply Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, Director of Chau Thanh Fisheries Production and Service Cooperative in Dong Thap Province, said that from the end of 2020 to now, the price of fish feed has escalated sharply. On the contrary, the price ...

SGGP

Vietnam to boost transport infrastructure on Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is working with the Ministry of Transport to improve the local transport infrastructure and thus trade flows, the Cần Thơ branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has said. The Trung Lương – Mỹ Thuận Expressway, for example, is expected to ...

Invasive caterpillar threatens Mekong Delta coconut ‘kingdom’

Some 150 hectares (370 acres) of coconut groves in Ben Tre Province have been damaged by a caterpillar species endemic to India and Sri Lanka. In mid-March trunks of dead coconut trees could be seen scattered along either side of National Highway 60 in Chau Thanh ...

Hoang Nam

Three Mekong Delta provinces to benefit from $86-mln water supply project

The government has green-lighted a VND2-trillion ($86.35 million) project to supply water to three provinces in the Mekong Delta. Long An, Tien Giang and Ben Tre provinces will get 300,000 cubic meters of water daily when the project is completed this year, and double that from ...

Nam An, Hoang Nam

Inter-Mekong Delta route renovation to complete in April

Work to upgrade a route through four Mekong Delta provinces is expected to be completed in April to ease the traffic burden on National Highway 1A. The project to upgrade the Quan Lo-Phung Hiep highway that stretches 103 kilometers (64 miles) across Hau Giang, Soc Trang, ...

Anh Tuan

Seasonal organic rice revival in Mekong Delta

The figure was forecast to increase 9% in the period 2019-2025 and reach US$2.78 billion by 2025. In Vietnam, seasonal organic rice, which has been seemingly extinct after some time, is gradually reviving and proving its outstanding value to farmers and the ecology. In 2020, the ...

Mekong Delta braces for drought, salt intrusion

Learning it the hard way from last year’s drought and salinity, Mekong Delta farmers have been preparing their crops for the worst. Early March, Huynh Huu Loc, 62, comes to check the water level in canals around his family’s durian farm, which stretches 1,000 hectares (2,470 ...

Hoang Nam

As the Mekong delta washes away, homes and highways are being lost

One night two years ago, Lam Thi Le and Nguyen Van Thuong heard loud cracks coming from their neighbours’ riverfront home. The neighbours left, and a day later half of their house collapsed into the broad Tien River as the land beneath it slid away. The ...

Michael Tatarski

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