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Environment minister talks about achievements, plans for coming yearsicon

Environment minister talks about achievements, plans for coming years

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha talks about the achievements of the sector in the 2016-20 period and plans for the coming years.

 
Tra Vinh loses $43m to saltwater intrusion, drought damageicon

Tra Vinh loses $43m to saltwater intrusion, drought damage

SOCIETY
19/09/2020

Saltwater intrusion and drought in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tra Vinh caused a total damage of VND1 trillion (US$43 million) to agricultural production in the 2019-20 dry season.

Mekong Delta province to help farmers with $1.7 million for drought, saltwatericon

Mekong Delta province to help farmers with $1.7 million for drought, saltwater

SOCIETY
03/07/2020

Tra Vinh has decided to provide relief worth over VND40 billion ($1.7 million) to more than 28,000 farming households to revive agriculture, which was severely affected by drought and saltwater intrusion in the 2019 - 20 dry season.

PM calls for urgent action to deal with drought, saltwater intrusionicon

PM calls for urgent action to deal with drought, saltwater intrusion

POLITICS
23/05/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked authorities in the central and Central Highlands regions to take action to deal with the prolonged heat wave, drought and saltwater intrusion.

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortageicon

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortage

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
22/05/2020

The Mekong Delta province of Long An, which has been hit by severe drought this year, needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 percent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations.

PM urges plans to deal with natural disastersicon

PM urges plans to deal with natural disasters

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
19/05/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged all sectors and localities to review and formulate response plans for natural disasters and incidents.

Specialised farming areas developed for climate change adaptationicon

Specialised farming areas developed for climate change adaptation

SOCIETY
01/05/2020

Tan Phu Dong, an islet district in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang, has developed specialised farming areas to enable local farmers to adapt to climate change.

Drought, saltwater dry up Mekong Delta’s largest reservoiricon

Drought, saltwater dry up Mekong Delta’s largest reservoir

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
30/04/2020

The Kenh Lap Reservoir in Ben Tre Province, the largest in the Mekong Delta, is drying up due to drought and saltwater intrusion, leaving thousands of households facing a water shortage.  

Localities, exporters propose lifting rice export limitsicon

Localities, exporters propose lifting rice export limits

BUSINESS
23/04/2020

Officials from provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta – the country’s rice granary - and rice exporters have urged the government to resume rice exports without setting limits, saying many firms face difficulties because of this.

Rice export still allowed despite pandemic, natural disastersicon

Rice export still allowed despite pandemic, natural disasters

BUSINESS
21/04/2020

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on April 20 ordered advancing the export quota of 100,000 tonnes of rice from that set for May in order to ease difficulties for firms that have rice stuck at ports but are unable to submit customs declarations.

Rice farmers in Mekong Delta told to follow sowing schedules as saline intrusion, drought continuesicon

Rice farmers in Mekong Delta told to follow sowing schedules as saline intrusion, drought continues

SOCIETY
18/04/2020

Authorities have instructed farmers in the Mekong Delta to sow the summer – autumn rice crop on established schedules to mitigate the damage of drought, saltwater intrusion and disease.

Mekong Delta locals respond to drought and saltwater intrusionicon

Mekong Delta locals respond to drought and saltwater intrusion

PHOTOS
17/04/2020

Since drought and saltwater intrusion are becoming severe in the Mekong Delta in the dry season, localities in the region have actively developed plans, scenarios, and implemented solutions to prevent and control drought and saltwater intrusion.

Ministry proposes US$22mil. to deal with salinity, droughticon

Ministry proposes US$22mil. to deal with salinity, drought

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
15/04/2020

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently proposed an aid package worth 515.3 billion VND (22 million USD) to deal with drought and saltwater intrusion in 2020.

PM approves rice export resumption, orders guaranteed food securityicon

PM approves rice export resumption, orders guaranteed food security

BUSINESS
12/04/2020

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the resumption of rice export provided that food security must be guaranteed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, drought and saltwater intrusion.

Ministry proposes exempting charges for granting rights to exploit water resourcesicon

Ministry proposes exempting charges for granting rights to exploit water resources

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
04/04/2020

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has proposed exempting charges on businesses for granting rights to exploit water resources for half a year, estimated at over $25 million, or for a year.

Five provinces under emergency conditions due to saltwater intrusion receive funds from ministryicon

Five provinces under emergency conditions due to saltwater intrusion receive funds from ministry

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
02/04/2020

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated VND800 million (nearly US$34,000) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion.

GDP growth of 3.82 percent in Q1 is a miracle: officialicon

GDP growth of 3.82 percent in Q1 is a miracle: official

BUSINESS
02/04/2020

Vietnam’s GDP growth rate of 3.82 percent in the first quarter of 2020, a record low since 2011, is still a miracle amidst a global economic recession, an official has said.

Saltwater intrusion affects Mekong Delta’s fruit cultivationicon

Saltwater intrusion affects Mekong Delta’s fruit cultivation

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
27/03/2020

Saltwater intrusion has affected many fruit growing areas in the Mekong Delta as local farmers struggle to secure irrigation water for their orchards.