Drought forces Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents to leave home, family for work

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Drought forces Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents to leave home, family for work

The devastating effects of this year’s severe drought and salinization have forced many residents from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to leave their hometown and earn their living elsewhere.

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US Assistant Secretary travels to Laos, Vietnam, and Malaysia

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US Assistant Secretary travels to Laos, Vietnam, and Malaysia

US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos; Hanoi, Vietnam; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from May 6 – 12.

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

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UN promises to help Vietnam overcome worst water crisis in decades

The United Nations Vice Secretary Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged to bring international support to the drought-ravaged Mekong Delta after his visit Thursday.

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Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience Project ratified

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Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience Project ratified

The PM has approved the Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project, which is financed by the World Bank (WB).

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Needy children in drought-stricken Vietnamese province receive $60,000 in aid

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Needy children in drought-stricken Vietnamese province receive $60,000 in aid

Vulnerable children and poor families in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan, who have been suffering the country’s worst drought in nearly a century, have been helped with a much-needed US$60,000 aid package from an international relief and development organization in Hanoi.

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U.S. diplomat to visit Vietnam next week

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U.S. diplomat to visit Vietnam next week

Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Hanoi on May 9-10 during a trip to three Southeast Asian nations, according to the U.S. Department of State.

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Dengue fever develops in Mekong delta

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Though it is dry season, dengue fever is plaguing in the Mekong delta provinces.

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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam

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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson paid a visit to Ben Tre Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Thursday morning to witness the effects of drought and salinization on local residents.

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WB project to tackle climate change in Mekong Delta approved

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WB project to tackle climate change in Mekong Delta approved

The Prime Minister has approved the “Mekong Delta Integrated Climate Resilience and Sustainable Livelihoods Project” using the World Bank’s loan.

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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam

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UN Deputy Secretary-General visits drought-hit province in Vietnam

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson paid a visit to Ben Tre Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Thursday morning to witness the effects of drought and salinization on local residents.

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Vietnamese mango farmers plagued by false rumor of unsafe wrapping bags

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Vietnamese mango farmers plagued by false rumor of unsafe wrapping bags

Mango farmers in several Mekong Delta provinces are rattled by rumors that their fruits are wrapped in unsafe Taiwanese-made bags before harvest.

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Shareholders grow weary of bank shares

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Shareholders grow weary of bank shares

Banks disappointed shareholders by offering dividend payout in the form of shares rather than in cash.

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Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

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Mekong Delta loses half of silt to upstream dams: scientists

Le Van Nam has difficulty sleeping at night thinking of the fall in yields year after year on his rice field allegedly due to less silt being washed down the Mekong River because of upstream dams.

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Thirsty Mekong Delta region "thrilled to welcome" first rains

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Thirsty Mekong Delta region 'thrilled to welcome' first rains

The first rains yesterday poured down on the drought Mekong Delta region, bringing cooler and fresh air to the southern provinces of the region.

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Japan to support Mekong countries with $7 bln over three years

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Japan to support Mekong countries with $7 bln over three years

BANGKOK, May 2 - Japan wants to work with countries in the lower Mekong river basin and will help them improve infrastructure and bolster development with 750 billion yen ($7 billion) in aid over three years, its foreign minister said on Monday.

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