Cuu Long Delta

Update news Cuu Long Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Rach Gia City in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang has opened a tourism information centre on Nguyen Cong Tru Street in Vinh Thanh Ward to serve local and foreign tourists.

Delta faces water shortage, salination

VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta faces a possible shortage of freshwater for next year's rice crops due to drought and a worsening of saltwater intrusion in the coming dry season,

Farmers suffer as rice remains unsold

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta need help in dealing with large quantities of unsold rice because expected purchases have not been made under a plan to build up temporary reserves.

High-yield crops to replace rice

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam will transition 100,000 hectares of rice-growing areas to cultivate other crops, Pham Van Du, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Crop Production Department told Youth newspaper.

Agriculture ministry orders snail crackdown

VietNamNet Bridge – Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat has asked municipal and provincial People's Committees to strengthen inspections and punish violations relating to breeding, transporting and distributing golden snails.

Yearly Delta flood swells to new heights

 VietNamNet Bridge – The annual flooding in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta could reach its peak this weekend with rivers in its upstream areas rising by 8-10cm daily,

Swathes of land wasted in Delta developments

 VietNamNet Bridge – The race to develop industrial parks in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has led to thousands of hectares of arable land lying uncultivated and unused.

Delta farmers prepare for forest fires

 VietNamNet Bridge – Authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are taking measures to prevent forest fires during the dry season as the water level in canals and streams is dangerously low.

Delta saline intrusion curbs production, puts rice at risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Saline-water intrusion in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's coastal provinces has severely affected the local agricultural production, with rice paddies facing a shortage of fresh water.

Big dykes inflict major environmental damage

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dykes that encircle large rice fields in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta could have negative environmental impacts in the long run and any economic benefits farmers get will be short-lived, experts warn.

Costs slow floodproof housing

The second phase of a national programme to build 176 floodproof residential clusters in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is behind schedule due to higher costs of materials, labour and slow allocation of capital from the Government.