Minister stresses importance of tackling climate change

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Minister stresses importance of tackling climate change

Viet Nam will focus on adapting to the impact of climate change and reducing losses caused by natural disasters from now till 2020.

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Mekong River among top 14 most beautiful rivers worldwide

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Mekong River among top 14 most beautiful rivers worldwide

VietNamNet Bridge - In the list of the most beautiful rivers in the Telegraph newspaper, Mekong River ranks sixth besides Jiang Zi, Rhine and others.

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Saline intrusion could damage rice fields in Quang Nam

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Saline intrusion could damage rice fields in Quang Nam

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the central province of Quang Nam are concerned about the salinity intrusion which could destroy hundreds of hectares of rice fields.

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Ministry urged to assess impact of Mekong River damming

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Ministry urged to assess impact of Mekong River damming

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has told the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to assess impact of hydropower damming in the mainstream Mekong River on residents in the downstream.

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Tram Chim National Park deserves Ramsar title

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Located in Tam Nong district of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, Tram Chim National Park boasts a rich biodiversity that turned it into the world’s 2000 th Ramsar site in 2012.

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Mekong Delta short of freshwater as authorities lack funds

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Mekong Delta short of freshwater as authorities lack funds

VietNamNet Bridge – A number of projects to supply freshwater to Mekong Delta (Cuu Long River Delta) provinces are still on paper as local authorities lack sufficient capital to implement them.

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Upstream dams blamed for shrinking Mekong Delta

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Upstream dams blamed for shrinking Mekong Delta

Vietnam may lose 40 percent of the Mekong Delta to rising sea levels in the next century, officials and experts said during a conference held Monday and Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Vietnam, riparian neighbors exert pressure on Laos over second Mekong dam

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Vietnam, riparian neighbors exert pressure on Laos over second Mekong dam

A man fishing in the Khone Falls area, near the site of the Don Sahong dam project. Laos's steadfast determination to forge ahead with construction of the Don Sahong, the second of 11 dams planned by the landlocked nation on the lower reaches of the Mekong River, has pitted it against its riparian neighbors. Photo credit: International Rivers

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The hanging "bombs" over the Mekong Delta: hydropower dam projects

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The hanging 'bombs' over the Mekong Delta: hydropower dam projects

VietNamNet Bridge – There are many risks threatening specialities of the Mekong Delta -- the coconut trees of Ben Tre, Nam Roi grapefruit of Vinh Long, Basa catfish of An Giang and linh fish of Dong Thap Muoi.

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Mekong Delta residents object to Don Sahong dam construction

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Mekong Delta residents object to Don Sahong dam construction

People in the Mekong Delta and scientists have opposed construction of Don Sahong Dam in Laos and other dams on the Mekong River, according to the Vietnam Rivers Network (VRN).

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Hanoi hosts 21st meeting of Mekong River Commission Council

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The 21 st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council focusing on action orientations for 2015 commenced in Hanoi on January 15.

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Council discusses Mekong resources

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A review of new hydropower plant projects along the Mekong River, especially the Don Sahong Hydropower Plant, was on the agenda at the first meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council this year.

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Delegation heads to MRC Council meeting welcomed

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(VOV) -Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai on January 15 received ministers and delegation leaders attending the 21st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Council in Hanoi.

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Mekong River Commission outlines course of action for 2015

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Mekong River Commission outlines course of action for 2015

(VOV) - The 21st meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC), underway in Hanoi on January 15-16, aims to review the results achieved in 2014 and map out a course of action for 2015.

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Critically endangered giant barb sold to Saigon restaurant

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Critically endangered giant barb sold to Saigon restaurant

VietNamNet Bridge – A fisherman in the southern province of Dong Thap on Tuesday morning sold a 110kg giant carb to a restaurant in HCM City for VND150 million ($7,000).

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