The national week on rural clean water and environmental hygiene was launched on April 29 in Huong Thuong commune, Dong Hy district, northern Thai Nguyen province, by the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD).
The Dong Nai Water Supply Joint Stock Company and the HCM City Housing Development Bank (HD Bank) on April 28 signed a contract to finance phase 2 of the Nhon Trach Water Supply System.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has suggested the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China encourage the import of agro-forestry-fishery products from Vietnam, particularly rice, for a more balanced trade between the two countries.
The beneficiaries of social assistance have gained better access to basic welfare services such as health care, education, clean water and legal support, it was reported at a conference in the northern province of Lao Cai on April 25-26.
China has increased the volume of water being released from Jinghong hydropower plant to the lower Mekong River.
Leaders of the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation (FHS) officially apologised for a shocking statement made by a company’s representative regarding recent massive fish deaths in the central region.
VOV.VN -Acclaimed vocalist Toc Tien stepped out in a pretty black bikini while on holiday at a water festival in Ho Chi Minh City recently.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will consider allocating the World Bank’s loans for the southern province of Binh Phuoc in order to help the locality upgrade its lakes and dams to deal with the ongoing drought, said Minister Cao Duc Phat.
The worst drought ever recorded in Vietnam has prompted the government and the public to brainstorm strategies on using water sources intelligently for food security and poverty reduction.
Clean water is being distributed to residents in drought-hit areas across Cambodia.
Drought from the beginning of 2016 has inflicted a loss of VND90 billion (US$4 million) to the agricultural sector of the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.
Vietnam must take drastic measures to tackle drought and saline intrusion to help ensure water security and prevent the politicisation of water in the region.
Hanoi could be hit by water shortages this summer because the Da River water pipeline No.1 faced risk of re-breaking, while a second pipeline will not be finished by its scheduled deadline, according to city authorities.
Losses from the severe drought that is parching central and southern Vietnam have risen to almost US$250 million as it ravages vast plantations and seafood farms, officials said.
The Hang Dau water tower, a historical relic with special architecture in Hanoi, is being illuminated at night from April 16 – 27, a project sponsored by the Netherlands.
Hanoi residents are likely to see water supply shortages this summer.
Vietnam appreciates the relevant countries’ efforts to coordinate in the sustainable use of the Mekong River’s water resources, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said at a regular press conference on April 14.
People across Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar are eager to herald their traditional New Year festivals according to the Buddhist calendar.
Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha stated that the Government had introduced a reform of water resource management, based on a 10-year strategy to be adjusted in accordance with the evolving situation.
Thai police on April 11 said that it has stepped up security measures on Koh Samui Island to prepare for the country’s traditional Songkran water festival.