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Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management

Office asked to beef up cooperation in water resources management

The standing office of the Vietnam National Mekong Committee should continue carrying out cooperation activities in the Mekong River Commission, and sharing experience in integrated water resources management, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Le Cong Thanh said at a conference in Hanoi on December 24.

Cities in Mekong lower reaches boost tourism cooperation

Cities in Mekong lower reaches boost tourism cooperation

A delegation of Vietnam led by Director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism Bui Ta Hoang Vu attended a conference on tourism development of five cities of Mekong countries, which took place in Vientiane capital city of Laos on October 14.

Vietnamese tourism could draw diverse investment: experts

Vietnamese tourism could draw diverse investment: experts

Tourism in Vietnam and other countries in the lower part of the Mekong River such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand has been booming in recent years, which is expected to help Vietnam draw investment from diverse sources both at home and abroad.

Conference promotes cooperation to protect Mekong River

Conference promotes cooperation to protect Mekong River

A conference on how to enhance cooperation in protecting the Mekong River via smarter water energy planning approaches and wide application of renewable energy throughout the Mekong region was held in Hanoi on June 28.

Saline intrusion threatens Mekong Delta

Saline intrusion threatens Mekong Delta

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region could suffer serious salt intrusion by the end of this month, according to the Southern Irrigation Institute.

Mekong River’s water levels rising

Mekong River’s water levels rising

The water levels in the Mekong River’s upstream are increasing, the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting said on August 11.

Mekong Delta region warned about serious flooding

Mekong Delta region warned about serious flooding

Localities in the Mekong Delta and some ministries have been urged to stay active to respond to and mitigate impact of flooding as the Mekong River is now in full spate and the water level still keeps rising.

Art exhibition promotes understanding among Mekong nations

Art exhibition promotes understanding among Mekong nations

Fifty oil paintings depicting cultural features and social activities of people living along the Mekong River in Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand are on display at an exhibition which opened in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on August 3.

Short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade launched

Short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade launched

The UK Government, in conjunction with the Luang Prabang Film Festival, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), has launched a short-film making contest on illegal wildlife trade, said the UK Embassy in Vietnam on June 12.

PM Phuc leaves for third MRC Summit in Cambodia

PM Phuc leaves for third MRC Summit in Cambodia

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc left Hanoi on April 4 for Cambodia to attend the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap from April 4-5 at the invitation of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen.