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Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has directed relevant agencies in receiving and using the Asian Development Bank’s emergency aid to help the country deal with impacts of drought and saline intrusion.

Mekong Delta Forum targets increased resilience

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this morning stressed the important role that the Mekong Delta plays in national development as well as the enormous challenges that faced the region, especially climate change.  

Water in Mekong River Delta at risk of arsenic contamination

VietNamNet Bridge - The underground water level in Mekong Delta has been degrading rapidly, and is at risk of arsenic contamination.

VN must prepare well for natural disasters

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs to be well-prepared to cope with natural disasters, which have become more fierce and unpredictable in recent years,

Social News 28/4

 Deputy PM visits disaster-hit localities in Bac Lieu, Tra Vinh loses 49.5 million USD due to drought, saline intrusion, UNESCO, ILO funded tourism project benefits locals, HCM City: 201 women awarded “Heroic Mother” title

Saline intrusion hits shrimp farmers in Mekong Delta

 Many farmers who breed brackish-water shrimp in the Mekong Delta have cut back on production because of high salinity this year.

Farmers urged to plant saline-resilient crops

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta’s areas affected by saline intrusion have been urged to switch to other crops or breed shrimp or fish.  

Highlands seeks drought solutions

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Government has urged Central Highlands’ authorities to take serious measures to cope with the severe drought, which could lead to a shortage of food and affect people’s health.

Dams upriver exacerbate drought in Mekong Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Aside from natural forces like climate change, countries’ actions have worsened the drought and salinity in Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta.

Social News 11/3

 Vietnam liaises with China to rescue fishermen in distress, Aid package helps localities cope with drought, saline intrusion, Japan supports rural infrastructure development in Son La, Ha Noi police force ramps up drug fight

Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing a loss of crops as severe saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal this year.  

Mekong rice faces water shortage, saline intrusion

  The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will plant more than 1.5 million ha of rice for the 2015-16 winter-spring rice crop, but it faces saline intrusion and a water shortage because of the Mekong River's low water level.

Seawater, soil harbingers of climate change

 VietNamNet Bridge – As the Mekong Delta feels the escalating effects of saline intrusion and coastal erosion, it must ready itself for the severe consequences of an age of global warming.

Mekong Delta suffers severe saline intrusion

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers and households have been left without fresh water in many areas in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year because of severe saline intrusion.

Nation's water security threat has reached alarming proportions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Severe, frequent droughts are seriously threatening water security, Truong Dinh Du, formerly with the Viet Nam Institute for Water Resources Development, tells Nong Thon Ngay Nay.

Mekong Delta faces crippling drought, more saline intrusion

 A shortage of fresh water and severe saline intrusion has seriously affected agricultural cultivation in the Mekong Delta since mid-February.

Central region hit by drought

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked affected localities to preserve water in reservoirs and dredge rivers, canals and wells to mitigate the impact of drought