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The Mekong Delta in Vietnam is sinking. Can sediment save it?

In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, home to about 17 million people, large areas of land have been poldered for the cultivation of crops such as rice and shrimp. At the moment, the delta is on average less than a meter above sea level. But due to ...

Wageningen University

Vietnam promotes Can Tho to special city, focusing on Mekong Delta

Vietnam is granting Can Tho, on the Mekong Delta, a special status to draw investment amid China’s growing presence in the country and the South China Sea. The National Assembly approved the plan to promote the southern city on Tuesday. With this resolution, Hanoi will grant ...

TOMOYA ONISHI, Nikkei staff writer

Mekong Delta provinces to spend $39 mln on water supply systems

Water supply systems in the Mekong Delta are expected to be improved at a cost of over VND900 billion ($39.6 million). Kien Giang for example proposes to build a water supply system spanning 97 km that will reach An Bien, An Minh, U Minh Thuong, and ...

Ngoc Tai

Low-lying Mekong Delta deals with worsening land subsidence

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region needs “consistent strategies” to deal with groundwater extraction, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion in an increasingly urbanising area, experts said yesterday at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City. Speaking at the online event, Nguyen Huu Thien, an expert on Mekong Delta ...

Vietnam News/ANN

Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid climate crisis

At the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined 109 countries in pledging to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. To meet the commitment, the Southeast Asian nation will need to look at rice – one of the ...

Govi Snell

Climate change adaptation compromised, Mekong Delta faces manmade disaster

Anthropogenic drivers in the Mekong Delta will limit opportunities to adapt to climate change even as it dominates threats to the region in coming years, a new report warns. The Mekong Delta has long historical experience of dealing with water- and climate-related factors which can threaten ...

Viet Anh

Mekong Delta takes utmost preventative measures to ensure success of fight

Nguyen Van Dung, Director of the Department of Health in Ca Mau Province in the southern tip of Vietnam, had signed an announcement of Covid-19 level in districts/ communes in the province.   According to the Center for Disease Control of Ca Mau province, Ca Mau Province recorded ...

Mekong Delta localities join forces to fight pandemic, restore economy

Seven delta localities will cooperate to prevent Covid-19, protect people’s health and develop production and business. Authorities in Can Tho City and six provinces of An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau are expected to join an online meeting on ...

Cuu Long

Mass vaccination boosted in Mekong Delta

Mekong Delta localities are accelerating Covid-19 immunization now they have access to more vaccines. On Tuesday, Can Tho City allocated 500,000 Sinopharm and 40,000 Pfizer doses to its nine districts for mass vaccination. As planned, from now until December, the city will administer at least 36,000 vaccine ...

Huy Phong, Ngoc Tai

Outbreak fears as Mekong Delta struggles with returning migrant workers

With the Mekong Delta laboring under large quarantining burdens as migrants return from the southeast region in the thousands, officials fear outbreaks if the localities’ capabilities are stretched. An Giang Province, for instance, had more than 15,000 migrant workers return on motorbikes over the past three ...

Cuu Long, Ngoc Tai

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