Mekong Delta residents urged to collect rainwater, not underground water

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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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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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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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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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Int’l forum offers recommendations on climate-change adaptation

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Int’l forum offers recommendations on climate-change adaptation

VietNamNet Bridge – After three days of discussion, the international forum on building resilience to climate change impacts in coastal Southeast Asia, held by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Cambodia, released a declaration with 39 recommendations for the governments of Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia.

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

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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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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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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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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 3 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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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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