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PM urges to take measures to cope with drought, water shortage

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh urged relevant ministries, agencies and localities to take measures to cope with the risks of drought, water shortage, and saltwater intrusion.

Water shortage, saline intrusion forecast to be serious this year

Many regions across the country, especially the Central Highlands and Mekong Delta, face risks of water shortage, drought and saline intrusion next month, according to hydro-meteorology experts.

Water issues at the centre of Mekong Delta planning

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Tran Quoc Phuong spoke about the need to develop a master development planning for the Mekong Delta region.

Mekong Delta to release floodwaters into rice fields to fertilise soil, destroy pests

Farmers in Dong Thap Province’s Hong Ngu District will not grow the autumn-winter rice crop, the year’s third, on more than 9,000ha and will instead release floodwaters into their fields to fertilise the soil and destroy pathogens and pests.

Mekong Delta district lacks clean water for household use

About 5,600 households in Kien Giang Province’s An Bien District lack access to clean water and have to harvest rainwater or buy clean water from other areas, according to the district’s People’s Committee.

Da Nang lacks sufficient clean water, suffers from saline intrusion

Da Nang, considered the most liveable city in Vietnam, is facing a risk of lacking domestic water on a large scale because of saline intrusion and other factors in the 2020 dry season.

Binh Dinh households face water shortage

Thousands of households in central Binh Dinh Province’s My Chanh Commune have been living without tap water for years and must buy clean water for daily use.


Nearly 8,000 households face water shortage after dam collapses in Nghe An

Nearly 8,000 households in the northern province of Nghe An’s Do Luong Town are facing a shortage of water after a dam collapsed on Saturday.

Vietnam's south-central region adjusts farming schedules as drought continues

The south-central region is estimated to have 51,000 – 70,000ha of farmlands facing a water shortage and a temporary halt to cultivation until there is rain or farmers switch to drought-resistant crops, according to the Department of Irrigation.

Mekong Delta province faces severe water shortage

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.

Long An Province faces severe water shortage

The drought-hit Mekong Delta province of Long An this year needs more fresh water, but can only supply about 50 per cent of demand from its 35 fresh water treatment plants and stations. 

Ninh Thuan farmers face severe drought

Thousands of households in the central province of Ninh Thuan have been facing a shortage of fresh water due to severe and prolonged drought.

Mekong Delta supplied free freshwater

Thousands of people in the Mekong Delta Region have been given free freshwater to deal with the on-going drought and saline intrusion.

Kon Tum's river depleted as hydropower plants store water

Hundreds of hectares of crops are withering as Dak Snghe River in Kon Ray district in Kon Tum province is being blocked by two hydropower plants.

Should Mekong Delta have many small reservoirs or a few large ones?

About 95,600 households in Mekong Delta face freshwater shortage because of drought and saline intrusion.

Central Vietnam faces water shortage for summer-autumn crop

Thousands of hectares of farmland in the central region were likely to face severe water shortages for the summer-autumn rice crop, according to the General Department of Irrigation.


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

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.

Vietnam's Central Highlands provinces cope with drought

Authorities and farmers in the Central Highlands region are taking measures to cope with severe drought to reduce damages to crops. 


Rice fields abandoned as Binh Dinh suffers severe drought

Hundreds of hectares of rice fields in Binh Thuan Commune, Binh Dinh Province are being abandoned due to serious drought.

Dong Nai wary of water shortage amid salt intrusion

The People’s Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai has called on relevant agencies and the public to take proactive measures to ward off a freshwater shortage as drought and saltwater intrusion in rivers cause an increasing shortage.