dry season

Update news dry season

 VietNamNet Bridge – Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned.

Mekong delta prepares for dry season

VietNamNet Bridge – Many provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are taking measures to secure freshwater for farming and household use since drought and saltwater intrusion is expected to be severe in the 2016-17 dry season.  

Hydro-plants drain water resources in Central Highlands

VietNamNet Bridge – The decrease of surface water on rivers, lakes and streams and the depletion of underground water, which has been caused by the massive construction of hydropower plants,


Drought hits Vietnam’s southern localities

VietNamNet Bridge – Although the dry season has started, many areas in south-eastern region have faced with prolong drought which would affect the lives of local farmers.

Erosion hits Mekong hard in dry season

 VietNamNet Bridge – Soil erosion caused mainly by lower levels of water in rivers and canals in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has damaged houses, fruit orchards and construction works.

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.

Mekong Delta to suffer fresh water shortage next month

 VietNamNet Bridge – An influx of saline water will flow 40-60km inland into the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's coastal provinces next month, according to the Southern Irrigation Science Institute.

Provinces alerted of forest fire risk as dry season continues

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Department of Forest Management has warned 37 provinces of forest fires.

Officials warn of forest fires

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local authorities must communicate better about forest fire prevention and fighting regulations to minimise practices that could cause forest fires during the dry season.

Suoi Da offers tourists a city escape

 VietNamNet Bridge – Those who are bored of hectic city life can choose Suoi Da, a tourist site boasting primitive mountains, forests and streams in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province for a short weekend escape.

EVN too lazy to generate electricity

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), the only electricity distributor, complains that the input production costs have increased since power plants have to run on FO and DO in the dry season.

Over 1,000 people protect U Minh Ha forest

The baking sun can make tens of thousands of hectares of mangrove forests in U Minh Ha catch fire at any time. The ranger force has enhanced protection 24/7 and banned local residents from entering the forest.