Mekong Delta

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Country has enough sand for expressway projects in Mekong Delta: Deputy Minister

The region has a total of about 120 million cubic metres of sand while the demand for four ongoing expressway projects is 53.68 million cubic metres.

Mekong Delta villages making fishing tools get busy as flood season begins

Craft villages that make tools for catching fish and other aquatic creatures in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta are beginning peak production as the flooding season gets under way.

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.

Water management crucial to urban growth in Mekong Delta: experts

The region is also witnessing faster sea level rise than forecast, with all 13 cities and provinces of the delta are at high risk of flooding due to climate change.

MPI proposes VND4 trillion for preventing Mekong Delta erosion

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has proposed to allocate an additional VND4 trillion from the 2023 state budget’s contingency fund to support 18 anti-erosion embankment projects in the Mekong Delta region.

Infrastructure projects help attract industrial investments to Mekong Delta

One of the critical factors helping attract impressive industrial investments to the Mekong Delta is a series of important infrastructure projects, according to Savills Vietnam.

Mekong Delta farmers rejoice as annual flooding brings aquatic species

Flooding due to the rising water levels in the Mekong River amid the ongoing rains has brought fish and other creatures into rice fields in Đồng Tháp Province.

Mekong Delta creating favorable conditions to attract investment

The Mekong Delta, so far considered one of the largest rice fields, fruit orchards, and aquaculture farms in the nation, is in need of breakthrough mechanisms and policies to attract more investment for further agricultural development.

Price of Vietnamese rice sets record, far above Thai rice

Vietnam’s 25 percent broken rice price increased over the last month, climbing to a record high after India imposed a rice export ban, leaving Thai and Pakistani rice prices far behind.

Transport Ministry to assess river sand exploitation in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Transport is calculating the demand for sand embankment materials to ensure progress for much-needed highway projects in the Mekong Delta region in the 2021-25 period.

Australia announced $94.5m package for climate change adaptation in VN

Visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on Tuesday announced her country’s new US$94.5 million support package for climate change adaption in Việt Nam's Mekong Delta from 2023 to 2034.

Some 1.6 million rural labourers in Mekong Delta to receive vocational training

About 1.6 million rural workers in the Mekong Delta region will receive vocational training as part of a project on training and changing occupations for rural labourers in the region by 2030.

Vietnam, Australia enhance cooperation in changing world

Visiting Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong on August 22 announced her country’s new 94.5 million AUD support package for climate change adaption in Vietnam's Mekong Delta from 2023 to 2034.

Mekong Delta man feeds thousands of freshwater fish as if they are his pets

At the river station in front of his home, thousands of catfish gather and wag their maidenhair and wait for Doan Van No to feed them.

Linh fish – The specialty of Mekong Delta’s flooding season

Thanks to its high nutritional value, locals in southwestern Vietnam use linh fish to prepare many appetizing dishes that captivate diners from the first bite.

Garbage mountains seriously affect people’s lives in Mekong Delta region

Hundreds of thousands of tonnes of garbage which piled up like mountains, without comprehensive treatment measures, have been polluting the environment, affecting the lives of people in the Mekong Delta region.

Trading on boats

Floating markets are a vibrant part of local culture in the Mekong Delta region. Among them, Cai Rang floating market stands out as one of the largest and most traditional markets in the area.

Plan issued to carry out 2021-2030 Mekong Delta planning

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed a decision to issue an implementation plan serving the Mekong Delta region planning for 2021 – 2030, with a vision towards 2050.

Sand mining, hydropower dams contribute to Mekong’s erosion

Sand mining and the construction of hydropower dams that trap sediment from travelling downstream are primary factors contributing to rampant coastal and riverbank erosion in Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta region.

Living in fear: Mekong Delta’s houses collapse due to rampant erosion

Many families in the Mekong Delta region are grappling with critical threats of rampant erosion that is caused by changes in rivers’ flow triggered by excessive sand mining and the construction of hydropower dams upstream that block sediment.