Erosion and subsidence along canals, rivers and coasts have been severe in many areas in the Mekong Delta and local authorities are struggling to raise funds for works to prevent them.
Erosion keeps swallowing chunk after chunk of Vietnam's southern metropolis, but its remedial and prevention work is yet to keep pace.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau has declared a status of emergency in the face of serious erosion along its eastern coast and riverbanks.
The Mekong Delta loses 300 hectares of land each year because of river and coastline erosion, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
Experts, scientists and architects agreed that a construction boom along the Han River in Da Nang city over past decade had impacted on the river flow, erosion and floods, and could result in environmental tragedy in the future.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is striving to conserve coastal protection forests that have been seriously eroded by sea encroachment triggered by climate change.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has once again emphasised the importance of protecting the marine environment while chairing a meeting on coastal erosion and sediment deposition at river mouths in central coastal provinces from Nghe An to Binh Thuan.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has received VND140 billion (US$6.3 million) from the Government to repair two embankments to prevent erosion along rivers and upgrade another dyke along the coast.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has made a proposal for VND300 billion (US$13.82 million) worth of Government aid in order to fix up its 14.5km span of severely eroded beaches.
The European Union (EU) and European countries have been carrying out a number of climate change adaptation and sustainable development projects in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam.
Five houses along a river in Can Tho City were washed away while another 14 partly collapsed on May 21 as erosion continues to attack Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has employed several measures to tackle increasingly erosion of river banks.
Residents living along a river in Can Tho City in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta had to rush out of their houses on April 6 as erosion sank into the river bank, sweeping away the street at their front yards.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre’s Con Bung area in Thanh Hai commune, Thanh Phu district has suffered from serious erosion that causes heavy land loss and seriously affects the living conditions and production of locals.
Eleven houses in Tien Thanh commune in Phan Thiet city of the south central coastal province of Binh Thuan collapsed on December 20 due to coast erosion triggered by high tide and strong wind.
A reservoir embankment in central Quang Tri province is at high risk of breaching, threatening the safety of 3,000 local residents who live below the reservoir.
Measures to tackle climate change’s impacts were the main theme of a recent conference on the agricultural sector in the context of implementing the Paris Climate Accord.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung urged the local authorities of the Mekong Delta region to respond in time to protect the lives and properties of residents in erosion-prone areas while conducting an inspection tour of U Minh district of Ca Mau province on May 29.
The Mekong Delta region, home to about 18 million people, is Vietnam’s largest agriculture hub. However, the region faces serious erosion in river and sea banks due to climate change and human factors.
Hundred metres of land along rivers and coastlines have been destroyed by unusually strong winds and waves, combined with rising tides in the southernmost province of Ca Mau.