Update news Drought

VietNamNet Bridge - Many areas in the central region are suffering from severe drought and saline intrusion. 

Cost of not acting on climate change: US$33 billion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Up to US$33 billion could be going up in smoke annually by 2030 if Vietnam does not act on climate change,

Urgent action needed to offset Mekong Delta climate change

VietNamNet Bridge – The Mekong Delta, one of the most vulnerable deltas in the world in regard to climate change, must begin to take urgent measures to deal with the continuing consequences of changing weather patterns,

2015-2016 El Nino to continue, Vietnam to suffer from drought

VietNamNet Bridge - Extreme weather conditions are forecast to occur from now to the end of the year, according to Le Thanh Hai, deputy director of National Hydrometeorology Centre.

Drought & hot weather still hits central southern region

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hot weather and drought continue scorching the southern-central coastal provinces in the upcoming days, reported the Central Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center.

Harsh drought in central Vietnam blamed on El Nino

 VietNamNet Bridge – A severe drought, believed to have begun last year, was likely to continue till the middle of September throughout central Viet Nam,

Vietnam’s water sources in danger: scientists

The water volume per capita in Vietnam decreased rapidly from 12,800 cubic meters in 1990 to 9,700 in 2010, and is forecast to drop to 8,300 cubic meters by 2025, when Vietnam’s population reaches 100 million.

Mekong faces drought, salinity

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ongoing drought has seriously affected farms and households in the Mekong Delta, causing water shortages for thousands of families in the provinces of Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Ben Tre and Tien Giang.

Drought puts hydropower plants at risk

VietNamNet Bridge – Severe drought in the central and the Central Highlands region has threatened not only cultivation but also hydropower plants as they must have enough water to generate electricity and irrigate crops in downstream areas.

El Nino will cause severe heatwave this summer

Severe weather conditions, especially heatwave and storms, are likely to affect the country till October, the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has said.

Urgent aid assists drought-hit people in central region

As severe drought continues to affect the central region, the Viet Nam Red Cross will provide urgent aid for 900 poor and near-poor households.

Nation's water security threat has reached alarming proportions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Severe, frequent droughts are seriously threatening water security, Truong Dinh Du, formerly with the Viet Nam Institute for Water Resources Development, tells Nong Thon Ngay Nay.

Regions try to limit draught damage

Local authorities and people dredged canals and pumped water from rivers and dams to save crops in Dak Lak Province, which is facing a lengthy drought.

Drought wreaks havoc on various regions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Crops in the central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions have been pinched by severe drought and the National Center for Hydrometeorological Forecasting predicted that the situation would not end soon.

Central, highland regions gripped by drought

Vietnam's South Central Coast and Central Highland regions are facing severe drought conditions with local authorities unsure how they will cope.

Delta, Central Highlands suffer drought and saltwater tides

 VietNamNet Bridge – Severe drought and the resultant intrusion of seawater tides deep into the Mekong Delta are badly affecting the daily life of people there.

Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

 A shortage of fresh water and severe saline intrusion has seriously affected agricultural cultivation in the Mekong Delta since mid-February.

Central and southern regions warned of drought, salt water intrusion

The central, Central Highlands, and southern regions are likely to face water shortages and even droughts during the dry season from March to September this year, as rainfall in the regions are forecast to be significantly below traditional averages

Drought a prominent threat to Ninh Thuan

 VietNamNet Bridge – The central province of Ninh Thuan is facing a severe drought due to prolonged hot weather with little rain, which affects both local people’s daily life and farming activities.

Transport Minister agrees to speed up airport expanding in Thanh Hoa

Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has approved a proposal to speed up a project to broaden Tho Xuan Airport in central province of Thanh Hoa.