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Dr Le Tuan Anh, deputy director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University, speaks to Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper about the negative impact of climate change.

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 HCM City supports 100%  of health insurance cost for close-poverty people, Lam Dong Province reports first death from dengue, Mekong Delta to face more serious drought, salination, Deputy PM urges stricter enforcement of traffic regulations

Mekong Delta urged to step up paddy farming

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has called for provinces in the Mekong Delta to expand paddy farming in areas with favorable weather conditions given positive projections for outbound sales of the staple food later this year.

Dead rivers in the Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge - Crippling drought and saline intrusion are forecasted to continue damaging the south-central, Central Highlands and southern regions in April due to the devastating El Nino phenomenon.

Salt-water attacks Can Tho for the first time

 VietNamNet Bridge - Nearly 100 km away from estuary, Can Tho – the largest city in the Mekong Delta – is still affected by salty water as saline intrusion is the worst in decades in Vietnam’s southwestern region.

US$1.5 billion needed for drought and salinity controls

 Vietnam will need VND34 trillion (US$1.5 billion) to deal with the heavy damage caused by drought and saltwater intrusion, according to the Department of Crop Production.  

Experts seek solutions to Mekong Delta's worst drought in 100 years

 VietNamNet Bridge - In the future, the Mekong Delta will suffer increasingly severe impact from climate change. Drought, saltwater intrusion, lack of sediment and severe flooding in the rainy season will all occur, scientists said.