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Update news water shortages

The most severe saline intrusion - the movement of ocean saltwater into riverine freshwater - is said to occur in the Mekong Delta region from February 8 to 16, coinciding with the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday,

Careful planning needed for rice crop: expert

Le Thanh Tung, deputy head of the Department of Plant Cultivation, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, speaks on the need to develop a long-term plan to cope with drought in the south-central region.

Drought, water shortages pose a big threat for Vietnam

Prof. Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Vietnam online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season.

Central Vietnam faces water shortages amid drought

Prolonged hot weather in the central region has caused low water levels in reservoirs and dams, seriously affecting agricultural production and the daily lives of local residents.

Road collapses after container truck breaks water pipeline

A container truck hit a section of a Song Duong Surface Water Plant pipeline in Gia Lam District, Hanoi in the early hours of on Monday.

Water releases help Mekong Delta

 VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the (Cuu Long) Mekong Delta have been told to draw water since levels have risen in rivers following the release of water by China and Laos from hydropower dams in upstream Mekong River.

Mekong faces drought, salinity

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ongoing drought has seriously affected farms and households in the Mekong Delta, causing water shortages for thousands of families in the provinces of Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Ben Tre and Tien Giang.

Da Nang threatens to sue Ministry of Natural Resources

 VietNamNet Bridge – Da Nang authorities have said to take the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment nd the Dak Mi 4 Hydropower Plant to the court if these agencies do not revise the draft regulations on operating hydropower reservoirs.