Update news reservoirs

Suoi Chieu Lake, high up in the majestic mountainous area in Northwest Vietnam, was formed by small streams, when the local government blocked a dam to create an irrigation reservoir 10 years ago.

The magical algae season at Tri An Lake

In the green algae season, the surface of Tri An lake in the southern province of Dong Nai is magically beautiful.

Romantic sunset at largest reservoir in Vietnam

After stressful working days, many young people drive to Dau Tieng - the largest reservoir in Vietnam - to immerse themselves in nature and admire the romantic sunset.

Thac Ba Lake, home of 1,300 islands

Referring to Thac Ba Lake, people immediately think of the first hydroelectric project in Vietnam. Besides the charming landscape, Thac Ba Lake is also home to many ethnic groups such as Kinh, Tay, Nung, Mong, Dao, Phu La, Cao Lan...

Floods, climate change and hydropower

Natural disasters and floods have devastated central Vietnam at a record level. So far, 130 people have been reported dead, and 18 others are missing.

Ba Ria – Vung Tau reservoirs face dead water levels

Due to the prolonged dry season, water levels at many reservoirs in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau are at or lower than dead water levels.

Reservoirs in northern Vietnam warned of serious water shortage

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has warned that northern localities are facing water shortages as reservoirs are drying up.

HCM City to build more reservoirs to store rainwater, control floods

Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend hundreds of billions of VND on building more than 100 reservoirs to store rainwater and control flooding by 2020 under a flood-control programme.


Hydropower, irrigation reservoirs in Central Highlands damaging environment

Many hydropower plants and irrigation reservoirs have been built in the Central Highlands to take full advantage of the mountainous terrain, but they now have had a big impact on the environment, forest and soil.

HCM City strives to curb pollution

VietNamNet Bridge - Air and water pollution in HCM City has worsened, though the city has spent VND21 trillion a year on environmental activities.

HCM City considers building reservoirs to store fresh water

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have suggested building water reservoirs in Cu Chi district in the suburbs of HCMC for fear that the city may not have enough water for daily use and irrigation in the dry season.

PM urges HCM City to tackle flooding

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has called on the HCM City administration to step up efforts to prevent the flooding that plagues several inner districts.

Dilapidated reservoirs pose risks to residents

VietNamNet Bridge – As many as 320 reservoirs nationwide risk breaking during the rainy season, heard a workshop on irrigation system management held on Tuesday in Ha Noi.

Ho Chi Minh City determined to tackle inundation

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City is taking all possible measures to deal with deteriorating inundation as a result of climate change and sea level rise.

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Da Nang has no faith in MONRE’s promise

 VietNamNet Bridge – Da Nang’s officials are getting impatient because they have not received any reply from the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment (MONRE) to the city’s opinions about the drafted reservoir operating process.

Living disquietedly on reservoir areas

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has approximately 7,000 hydropower and irrigation reservoirs. Tens of small and medium hydropower plants and hundreds of reservoirs have degraded seriously, compared as the “water bombs” hung over local residents.

Binh Dinh resevoirs rejected by MARD

 VietNamNet Bridge – Many reservoirs in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh have failed to meet the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's standards on flood prevention, raising concerns about the flood season.

Central provinces call for support to revive dilapidated reservoirs

 VietNamNet Bridge – Understanding well that the water reservoirs are “waiting for death,” local authorities cannot do anything to rescue them, just because of the lack of money.

Dams risk breaking under rain pressure

VietNamNet Bridge – The country has 330 dams in poor state, including 64 with a capacity of more than one million cubic metres that face the risk of breaking, according to the Irrigation Department.