Counselor Shannon visits Can Tho to discuss Mekong Delta’s environmental issues

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Counselor Shannon visits Can Tho to discuss Mekong Delta’s environmental issues

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Counselor of the U.S. Department of State, arrived in southern Vietnam’s Mekong Delta Can Tho city on Saturday to see and discuss challenges facing the Mekong Delta.

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Experts say assessment of Laos’ dam unconvincing

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VietnamNet English 3 week(s) ago

Experts say assessment of Laos’ dam unconvincing

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts have cast doubt on the environment impact statement for the project to build Don Sahong dam over the Mekong River in Laos, saying if the neighboring country proceeds with the project, the Mekong Delta region will be adversely affected.

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta 'doomed': conservationists

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Vietnam's Mekong Delta 'doomed': conservationists

Vietnamese environmentalists say the hydropower race unfolding on the lower Mekong River will destroy the delta's downstream economy.

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Lao affirms solid comprehensive partnership with Vietnam

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VOV News English 3 week(s) ago

Lao affirms solid comprehensive partnership with Vietnam

(VOV) - Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavath Lengsavad reiterated his nation’s unswerving comprehensive partnership with Vietnam at a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Vu Van Ninh in Hanoi on September 27.

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VN assesses dam impact on Mekong

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

Viet Nam held its first national preliminary consultation seminar in Can Tho yesterday to assess the impact of the construction of the Don Sahong hydropower plant on the Mekong River in Laos.

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Mekong hydropower plants deprive farmers of their livelihood

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Mekong hydropower plants deprive farmers of their livelihood

VietNamNet Bridge – The influences of the hydropower dams on the Mekong River on Vietnamese farmers are becoming more apparent: floods and salinity have penetrated rice fields, aquatic resources have decreased, and alluvium cannot reach the delta.

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Ministry provides free vaccines to children

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Health will launch a programme to provide free measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines for 23 million children aged 1-14 this year. The Ministry will spend more than US$ 36 million on the project, which will end in February 2015.

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Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Hydroelectric plant in Laos puts local farmers under tenterhooks

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Mekong Delta have raised their voice against hydroelectric plants developed on the Mekong River in Laos, saying that those projects would cause huge difficulties for them in cultivation, fish farming and flood control.

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VN, WB enhance cooperation in response to climate change

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VN, WB enhance cooperation in response to climate change

VGP - During a meeting with the World Bank (WB)’s Vice President and Special Envoy for climate change, Rachel Kyte in Ha Noi on August 25, PM Nguyen Tan Dung expressed his hope that the WB would further support the country in technical advice, policy development and financial assistance to cope with climate change and sea level rise effectively.

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Prime Minister receives WB Vice President

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Prime Minister receives WB Vice President

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung welcomed WB Vice President and Special Envoy for climate change Rachel Kyte in Hanoi on August 25.

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Laos-located Don Sahong hydropower project impacts discussed

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Laos-located Don Sahong hydropower project impacts discussed

VietNamNet Bridge – Hydropower projects on the Mekong River, including the Don Sahong in Laos, will pose a threat to the balance of water, fish, and alluvium resources, while harming the ecosystem in the Mekong Delta region, said an expert on climate change.

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Laos-located Don Sahong hydropower project impacts discussed

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

Hydropower projects on the Mekong River, including the Don Sahong in Laos , will pose a threat to the balance of water, fish, and alluvium resources, while harming the ecosystem in the Mekong Delta region, said an expert on climate change.

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Can Tho upgrades irrigation system

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has upgraded 132 dams and completed the dredging of canals in the districts of Vinh Thanh, Co Do, and Thoi Lai.

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IT useful for Mekong water resources management

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The application of information technology is important to increasing cooperation in managing, protecting and developing water resources in the Lower Mekong River, especially in the context of climate change, experts said at a workshop held in Hanoi on August 18.

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Experts share water management experience

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

Experts share water management experience

(VOV) - Experts and policy makers from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and the University of Oregon gathered at a seminar in Hanoi on August 18 discussing sustainable development of the Mekong River basin.

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