Mekong River Delta
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The government's policy of ensuring national food security by temporarily halting the export of rice has been given consent from the majority of businesses and people in the Mekong Delta.
VietNamNet Bridge - A report from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) shows worrying figures about the environment.
VietNamNet Bridge - The rainy season has begun and the serious drought in Mekong Delta is finally over. However, Vietnam will still face water shortages and saline intrusion in the long term.
VietNamNet Bridge - Many investors from Asia have poured capital into the Mekong Delta region, but the investment in agriculture remains modest.
VietNamNet Bridge - Sea water rise and saline intrusion have damaged crops this year, but they have offered opportunities for farmers to breed shrimp on rice fields.
Vietnam needs to find solutions to the increasing number of hydropower dams being built in regional countries.
The historic drought this year affected 45,000 hectares of rice and crops, causing a loss of VND8.114 trillion in total. The drought and saline intrusion caused 2 million people to lack water for daily use,
VietNamNet Bridge - The underground water level in Mekong Delta has been degrading rapidly, and is at risk of arsenic contamination.
VietNamNet Bridge - Though saline intrusion in Mekong River Delta has eased, helping farmers cultivate the summer-autumn crop, 1 million people still lack clean water for daily life.
VietNamNet Bridge - Live beef in Vietnam is the most expensive in South East Asia, which explains why Vietnamese businesses are now rushing to import Australian cows at low prices.
VietNamNet Bridge - Another unlicensed hydropower work is under construction, reporters have found.
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.
Vietnam is following two solutions in a national program to save water – developing technologies which allow people to minimize the consumption of fresh water; and developing low-cost technologies which allow conversion of sea water into fresh water.
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.