Mekong Delta sees worst drought in 90 years

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Mekong Delta sees worst drought in 90 years

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered relevant ministries and Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces to prioritise the fight against drought and saltwater intrusion which have severely affected agriculture and fisheries and caused a crippling water shortage.

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Mekong reels from drought, saltwater

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Báo Dân Trí English 5 month(s) ago

Mekong reels from drought, saltwater

Drought and saltwater intrusion have worsened in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year, threatening rice crops and the daily life of residents.

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Mekong reels from drought, saltwater

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Mekong reels from drought, saltwater

Drought and saltwater intrusion have worsened in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta this year, threatening rice crops and the daily life of residents.

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Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Saline intrusion a threat to crops in Mekong Delta

VietNamNet Bridge – 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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HCM City fires 642 taxi drivers

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HCM City fires 642 taxi drivers

Taxi companies in HCM City sacked 642 drivers in 2015, mainly for using drugs or cheating on customers, according to the city’s HCM City Taxi Association.

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Delta works to meet Tet food demand

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Delta works to meet Tet food demand

Producers of speciality foods in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta are increasing output to meet the burgeoning demand for Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on February 8 this year.

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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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Illegal piers pose problem in Mekong Delta

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Illegal piers pose problem in Mekong Delta

Many boat stations in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta operate without a licence, threatening the safety of the system, authorities have warned.

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Long An leads in attracting FDI

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Báo Đầu Tư English 7 month(s) ago

Long An leads in attracting FDI

Long An leads the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).

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Mekong Delta: thousands of hectares of rice face menace of saline intrusion

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VietnamNet English 7 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta: thousands of hectares of rice face menace of saline intrusion

Water shortages are affecting more than 57,000ha of rice farmland in the Cuu Long (Mekong) delta province of Kien Giang, with entire crops at risk of being wiped out completely due to the prolonged drought.

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Shrimp farming in Vietnam: the search for sustainability

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VOV News English 7 month(s) ago

Shrimp farming in Vietnam: the search for sustainability

Profitable shrimp farming produced a rapid transformation in the quality of life for people in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region, but the unplanned expansion in production has also had negative effects on the environment and domestic shrimp trade.

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Mekong to battle climate change

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Mekong to battle climate change

The infrastructure needs of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta to battle the impact of climate change will be a key factor before setting up six agro-ecological zones in the region, Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh said on Monday in Ha Noi.

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Mekong area needs $3.8b for projects

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Báo Đầu Tư English 8 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Mekong area needs $3.8b for projects

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region will need more than VND86.3 trillion (US$3.83 billion) in the 2016-20 period to develop key infrastructure projects to fuel its economic growth, according to the Ministry of Transport.

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Farmers sell ‘strange' Tet fruit

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Farmers sell ‘strange' Tet fruit

Farmers and artisans in the Cuu Long (Mekong) River Delta are busy creating "strange" and "unique" fruits for Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls in early February next year.

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Poor heart patients in Mekong Delta to get free operation

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VOV News English 8 month(s) ago

Poor heart patients in Mekong Delta to get free operation

As many as 25 poor patients in the Mekong Delta region living with heart disease will receive free heart surgery under a programme funded by the Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients in the south-western region.

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