Proposed dam to poses more threat to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta: conference

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

The environment and lives of dozens of millions of people living in the Lower Mekong Basin are being threatened as the Mekong River is expected to see yet another hydropower dam construction, experts said at an international conference on Friday.

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Mekong Delta faces erosion threat

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta may lose half of its land to erosion because of rampant sand exploitation.

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Proposed hydropower plant in Laos to affect lower Mekong River in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Laos is making hectic preparations for the building of one more hydropower dam – Pak Beng – on the Mekong river section which runs through Oudomxay province, despite strong warnings about the influence on the lower course, especially in Vietnam’s Mekong River Delta.

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VN, Laos asked to supervise impacts of Mekong mainstream dams

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Báo điện tử CP English 7 month(s) ago

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested Viet Nam and Laos should cooperate in monitoring and supervising real impacts of the hydroelectric dams on the Mekong river to ensure the common benefits of all.

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UNICEF supports Vietnam improve sanitary conditions

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) signed a co-operation agreement on November 8 in Hanoi to implement a project on clean water and sanitation for children and families affected by drought and salt intrusion in Vietnam.

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Mekong River Delta, Hiroshima Province promote co-operation on environment

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

A seminar was held in Soc Trang Province on November 7 to connect enterprises in the field of the environment in the Mekong River Delta Region and Japan’s Hiroshima Province.

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Protect the Mekong together

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago

Whether it is for power generation or irrigation, all upstream developments on the Mekong River put Việt Nam at risk as the last downstream country, experts said yesterday.

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Mekong Delta steps up climate change fight

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

The Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta needs to be more innovative in production and development to grow sustainably in the context of climate change and environmental and integration challenges, a conference heard.

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Lao hydropower project death sentence for Mekong fish

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 10 month(s) ago

The construction of the Don Sahong hydropower project in southern Laos’ Champasak Province has cut off a main fish migration channel in the Mekong River, compromising the livelihoods of millions of people along the river basin.

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Kerry talks trade, East Sea and Mekong River in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 46 month(s) ago

Visiting US State Secretary John Kerry (L) shakes hands with Vietnam's newly-elected Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh as they meet for talks in Hanoi on Monday. PHOTO: AFP

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Mekong Delta waits for floods

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Báo Đầu Tư English 11 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta waits for floods

The lives of thousands of farmers in the Mekong River Delta that depend on “rising-water” season are threatened by the possibility that the floods will not come this year.

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Islets in southern Vietnam vanishing as erosion threatens millions

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Báo Thanh Niên English 11 month(s) ago

Islets in southern Vietnam vanishing as erosion threatens millions

Cao Van Ba lost half of his two-hectare orchard on Son Islet due to serious erosion in the past few years.

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Fears over Mekong River’s future

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago

Fears over Mekong River’s future

Vu Trong Hong, chairman of the Vietnam Irrigation Association has warned about the dangers Vietnam could face when Laos build a new hydropower plant on the Mekong River.

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Irrigation in Mekong basin threatens VN’s delta

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Báo Dân Trí English 12 month(s) ago

Irrigation in Mekong basin threatens VN’s delta

The south of Việt Nam is highly vulnerable to more drought and salinisation in the future when its fellow countries in the lower Mekong river basin are in the process of diverting the river water to serve their expanding farm land, experts warned.

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Mekong Delta seeks solutions to saltwater intrusion

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Báo Đầu Tư English 13 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta seeks solutions to saltwater intrusion

Measures to control saltwater intrusion and store freshwater in the Mekong Delta region were shared at a workshop held in Hau Giang province on July 13 as part of the ongoing Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum 2016 (MDEC).

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