Update news Drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – Currently, the central provinces face to water shortage because of heat waves accompanied with highest temperature during previous days.

Central region’s people suffering drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – No drop of rain has been felt in Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan Provinces over the last five months. People have been struggling to survive the drought, while plants have been fading under the scorching sun.

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Central region hit by drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked affected localities to preserve water in reservoirs and dredge rivers, canals and wells to mitigate the impact of drought

Dak Lak struggles with early onset of dry season

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of households in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Dak Lak are suffering from a severe shortage of water due to prolonged drought.

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Rivers dried up, lakes depleted ‘cause hydropower plant stores water

The water level of the Thach Nham barrage, the biggest irrigation work of Quang Ngai province has dropped to the deepest low, because the water has been taken away by the Dakdrink hydropower plant, which is going to operate soon.

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Saltwater intrusion threatens rice farming in delta

VietNamNet Bridge – Saltwater intrusion is getting more severe in many areas in the Mekong Delta region and thousands of hectares of rice and plants are forecast to be affected in the coming time.

Central and southern regions suffer from drought

 VietNamNet Bridge - Over the past 3 months, a number of provinces in the Central Region, the Central Highlands and the Southern Region have not had rain. Many localities fall into a serious drought.

Delta drought, seawater ruin 6,000ha of rice

 VietNamNet Bridge – Drought and seawater intrusion have destroyed nearly 6,000ha of summer-autumn rice in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta.

Heatwaves toast north and centre

 VietNamNet Bridge – As a scorching heat wave dries up reservoirs, farmers can do nothing but wait, said Nguyen Thi Nam Linh, a farmer in Quang Nam Province's Dien Ban District.

Baking sun, drought chap soil and people

VietNamNet Bridge – The scorching sun and prolonged heat have depleted the water resource, leaving thousands of hectares of land in Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan province uncultivated.

Da Nang to bring hydro-power plant to the Congress

Deputy Chief of the National Assembly delegation of Da Nang - Huynh Nghia – has confirmed to report to the National Assembly the issue related to Dak Mi4 hydropower plant, which did not discharge water to save the downstream region from drought.

Severe drought in the Central Highlands

The Central Highlands in general, Dak Lak province in particular, is facing the toughest drought in years. Ponds and lakes are dried to the bottom; fields are chapped; thousands of hectares of crops are being withered by thirst.

Central Highlands faces fierce drought

Fields are cracked, flowers wither, coffee gardens are burned, people have to skim sips of water from the Ba River to use… This is the current situation of people in the Central Highlands in this year's drought.

Central Highlands suffers parching heat

Drought has occurred early this year in the Central Highlands causing water shortage to hit residents and thousands of hectares of rice and coffee plants.

Ministry calls for urgent measures to cope with drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on February 26 chaired an online meeting with localities to discuss measures to cope with drought conditions

Drought destroys upland crops

A drought that began unusually at the end of September last year in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region has destroyed thousands of hectares of crops.


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