Hydropower plants likely to affect Mekong River’s fishery resources: experts

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VietnamPlus English 4 day(s) ago

While hydroelectricity is considered as a “green” energy source, such projects along the Mekong River have been placing adverse impacts on fishery resources as well as people residing by this water body, experts argued.

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Lao hydro dam to seriously affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 day(s) ago

Lao hydro dam to seriously affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Laos has officially announced its plan to develop the Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River, and this project will be seriously affect Vietnam’s agriculture and aquatic resources in the Mekong Delta region, experts have warned.

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Viet Nam urged to build rice trademark

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VietNam News English 6 day(s) ago

The country urgently needed to build a national rice trademark, Duong Quoc Xuan, Deputy Head of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region (SCSR), told a conference on Thursday in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.

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Stop gambling with our future: Cancel the Don Sahong dam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Stop gambling with our future: Cancel the Don Sahong dam

Today, the Mekong River Commission is holding its first Regional Public Consultation on the Don Sahong Dam in Pakse. We believe the Don Sahong Damposes an unacceptable risk to regional fisheries, food security and the future of the Mekong and as such, should be immediately cancelled.

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Lao hydro dam to seriously affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

Lao hydro dam to seriously affect Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Laos has officially announced its plan to develop the Don Sahong hydropower project on the Mekong River, and this project will be seriously affect Vietnam’s agriculture and aquatic resources in the Mekong Delta region, experts have warned.

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Beefing up agro-industry in the Mekong River Delta

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Beefing up agro-industry in the Mekong River Delta

(VOV) - A seminar on the means and methods of broadening agricultural exports of the Mekong River Delta took place in Can Tho city on December 11 within the framework of the 2014 Vietnam International Agriculture Fair.

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Vietnam on course to become largest rice exporter

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VOV News English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam on course to become largest rice exporter

(VOV) - In the fiercely competitive rice industry, leading economists at a seminar in Can Tho City on December 11 say Vietnam is right on track to become the world’s largest exporter by 2020, providing the Southeast Asian nation can overcome its shortcomings.

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Stop building Mekong River dams: experts

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Townships along the Mekong River should suspend the construction of dams, which negatively impacts both the environment and residents near the river's lower basin, said experts at yesterday's seminar on the construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant.

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128kg giant carp caught in Vinh Long Province

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

128kg giant carp caught in Vinh Long Province

A fisherman on the Mekong River, in Vinh Long province, thinking he had snagged a tree trunk in his net, was surprised when he hauled in an endangered giant barb, a rare species of carp, weighing 128kg, nearly ten times the biggest fish he had ever caught.

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An individual’s call for clean water protection

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

An individual’s call for clean water protection

VietNamNet Bridge – A lonesome journey by a certain individual can be the beginning of a trail, and a broad pathway later when others find the common goal at the end of the road. And Rémi Camus, 29, has nurtured such confidence when devoting his time and effort to the protection of clean water.

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Vietnam farmers bristle at Laos's planned Mekong River dam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam farmers bristle at Laos's planned Mekong River dam

Residents of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta have raised objections to the Don Sahong hydropower dam that Laos plans to build on the Mekong River's main stream.

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Mekong Delta residents urged to collect rainwater, not underground water

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Mekong Delta residents urged to collect rainwater, not underground water

VietNamNet Bridge – Using rainwater for daily life is believed to be the optimal solution for the water shortage problem in Mekong River Delta, where overexploitation of underground water sources has occurred.

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Viet Nam leads way in forest protection

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Viet Nam leads way in forest protection

Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy.

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Gov't plans to expand special-use forest area

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP – Viet Nam will increase special-use forests from the current 2.2 million hectares to 2.4 million by 2020, according to a plan approved by the PM recently.

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Hydropower dams endanger Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Hydropower dams endanger Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – Hydropower dams expected to be built on the upper course of Mekong pose the biggest threat to the Mekong Delta.

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