Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are facing a loss of crops as severe saline intrusion has occurred earlier than normal this year.

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Northern Vietnam enters coldest period of the year

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Northern Vietnam enters coldest period of the year

Temperatures in Hanoi could drop to 9 degrees Celsius, and even much lower in other localities as Vietnam’s northern and north-central regions were hit by the coldest spell of the winter-spring season on Saturday.

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Power, agriculture sectors brace for water shortages

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Power, agriculture sectors brace for water shortages

The Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have agreed to regulate water held in hydropower reservoirs power supplies and water for agricultural production activities.

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Dry weather forecast to leave crops thirsty

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Dry weather forecast to leave crops thirsty

El Nino will last until next spring, the season when winter crops are harvested, and is expected to usher in higher-than-average temperatures, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

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Mekong delta faces water shortage, saline intrusion

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VOV News English 3 month(s) ago

Mekong delta faces water shortage, saline intrusion

The Mekong Delta plans to plant more than 1.5 million ha of rice for the 2015-16 winter-spring rice crop, but it faces saline intrusion and a water shortage because of the Mekong River's low water level.

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Mekong rice faces water shortage, saline intrusion

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago 1 related news

Mekong rice faces water shortage, saline intrusion

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will plant more than 1.5 million ha of rice for the 2015-16 winter-spring rice crop, but it faces saline intrusion and a water shortage because of the Mekong River's low water level.

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Dong Thap Muoi lacks water for rice fields

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Dong Thap Muoi lacks water for rice fields

Several rice fields in Dong Thap Muoi (plain of reeds) in the southern Long An Province did not get water during the flood season this year, affecting local farmers' lives.

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Government pours $12.7mn in drought and salinity recovery

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Government pours $12.7mn in drought and salinity recovery

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to support 19 provinces across the country which have been affected by drought and salinity intrusion with VND284.5 billion (US$12.7 million) in aid.

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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to expand areas growing ‘herbal rice’

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Thanks to increasing demand and higher profit, farmers in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta – to which highly nutritious rice is native – have agreed to expand the area for planting it during the coming winter-spring crop.

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Autumn Economic Forum to review Vietnam’s int’l integration process

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VOV News English 6 month(s) ago

Autumn Economic Forum to review Vietnam’s int’l integration process

(VOV) - The Autumn Economic Forum titled ‘Vietnam economy – integration and sustainable development’ is due to take place in northern Thanh Hoa province on August 27.

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Lack of warnings blamed for drownings in Da Lat

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Lack of warnings blamed for drownings in Da Lat

Drownings at Da Lat have raised questions over safety and rescue.

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Goats, new rice promote Delta resilience

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

Le Thi Trang, 48, a farmer in Ba Tien 1 Village in the Mekong Delta's Tien Giang province, has long dreamt of the day her family has a house without a leaky roof.

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Sapa has coldest summer in 10 years

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Sapa has coldest summer in 10 years

Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province turned cold July 6 after a prolonged heat wave in northern Vietnam, as temperature dropped to 12C, the lowest summer measure in 10 years.

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Drought hits VN agricultural sector growth

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago 2 related news

Drought hits VN agricultural sector growth

Unfavorable weather, especially protracted drought in certain parts of the country, has dampened growth in the agricultural sector, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

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VN Government supports eight drought-hit localities

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

VN Government supports eight drought-hit localities

The Prime Minister has agreed to allocate 150.6 billion VND (7.2 million USD) from the budget reserves fund to eight localities and three irrigation companies in order to tackle the consequences of the drought and saltwater intrusion that occurred during the 2014-2015 spring-winter crop.

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