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Mekong Delta carefully coping with El Nino

The Mekong Delta is entering the flooding season with 1m of water lower than this time in other years. This signals grave challenges brought by El Nino and asks for practical solutions to fight against unpredictable weather in the near future.

El Nino forecast to cause complicated weather patterns this year

The El Nino phenomenon is projected to grow in strength through the end of this year, and is likely to persist into the following year.

El Nino 2023: How bad will it be?

Climate change and natural and man-made disasters are seriously threatening water security, as Vietnam depends on water sources outside its territory.

Will VN benefit from major rice producers’ export bans?

India, which provides 40 percent of global rice exports, is considering prohibiting the sale of rice abroad. The move may affect the global market and lead to an increase in Vietnam’s rice exports.

VN's rice and coffee acutely vulnerable from El Nino: HSBC economists

Vietnam's farm produce such as rice and coffee is acutely vulnerable to El Nino.

Response plan to El Nino is imperative: experts

According to numerous agricultural experts, 2024 is projected to experience severe droughts, water shortages and saltwater intrusion due to the impact of El Nino, so it is imperative to develop a long-term response plan at the earliest opportunity.

El Nino to return and impact Vietnam this year

El Nino is set to return in late May or early June, with the weather pattern likely to last till early 2024, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting of Vietnam.

Mekong River Commission: Water levels back to normal averages

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on April 30 that water levels along the vast majority of the lower Mekong basin have now returned to normal long-term averages but are still lower than those during the 2018 and 2019 dry season.

Vietnam records nearly 4,000 disasters, incidents in 2019

Vietnam grappled with nearly 4,000 disasters and incidents in 2019, an increase of 57.9 percent compared to the previous year.

Weather becoming more extreme, unpredictable: expert

VietNamNet Bridge - Just days after a deadly torrential rain, a terrible spell of hot weather appeared in many localities with the temperature exceeding 40oC.

El Nino's long reach to Antarctic ice

 Antarctica may be thousands of kilometres from the central Pacific but events there can have a significant effect on the White Continent's ice.

15 storms to enter Vietnam in 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – El Nino, which is forecast to last until the end of 2017, will cause drought and salinity intrusion in many areas of the country during the dry season, 

2017 summer heat won’t be as severe as 2016

VietNamNet Bridge - Following 2016, considered by meteorological agencies to be the hottest year since 1880, hot spells this year are expected to come later and will be less severe.

Abnormal El Nino in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen

 A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops.

Summer drought takes further toll on EU maize harvest

 Hot, dry weather over the past two months has damaged European Union maize (corn) crops and this year's harvest is now expected to be almost as bad as in 2015 when production was also hit by drought.

Strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years ends: Australian weather bureau

 The strongest El Nino in nearly 20 years, which damaged crop production in Asia and caused food shortages, has ended, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday.

Large underground water reservoirs to be built in HCM City

The HCM City authorities have given the nod to the Saigon Water Supply Company (Sawaco) plan to build underground water reservoirs in some parks in the city which would help ensure water supply after earthquakes and other natural calamities.

National Assembly's deputies propose to ease luxury tax on cars

VietNamNet Bridge - National Assembly deputies, when consulted by the Finance & Budget Committee about the luxury tax law amendment, have proposed to lower the tax on cars.

VN's rice supply may decrease due to drought and saline intrusion

VietNamNet Bridge - Opinions vary about the rice supply in the context of the serious drought and saline intrusion in the Mekong River Delta, the rice granary of Vietnam. 

When will Vietnam switch off 2G?

VietNamNet Bridge - Some mobile network operators have proposed to take back 2G network frequency to pave the way for the development of 4G network. However, some analyst say it is still too early.