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Humanitarian month kicks off

Humanitarian month kicks off

The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC)’s Central Committee launched a humanitarian month on May 5 in response to World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on May 8.

Mekong Delta provinces get help to cope with drought

Mekong Delta provinces get help to cope with drought

An aid package of VND530 billion (over US$22.7 million) has been approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to help eight provinces in the Mekong Delta deal with drought, water scarcity and saltwater intrusion, which have been taking a heavy toll on the agricultural production hub of Vietnam.

Mekong Delta takes measures to reduce saltwater intrusion

Mekong Delta takes measures to reduce saltwater intrusion

Though saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta was predicted to come earlier and with higher level of salinity than that recorded in the 2015-2016 dry season, the damages to farming areas are expected to be less serious as authorities and farmers have taken measures to cope with the situation in the 2019-2020 dry season.

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor

Rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta are becoming alarming, said Prof. David Dapice, Senior Economist, Vietnam and Myanmar Programme, Harvard Kennedy School, at a meeting with leaders of Can Tho city on October 8.

HCM City takes measures to ensure tap water quality

HCM City takes measures to ensure tap water quality

The quality of tap water in Ho Chi Minh City is being closely monitored by production and distribution units as well as independent agencies such as the city’s Preventive Medicine Centre and district-level preventive health centres.

Saltwater intrusion hits Mekong Delta

Saltwater intrusion hits Mekong Delta

Saltwater has intruded into many coastal areas in the Mekong Delta, causing a shortage of water for households and agricultural production.

Other crops to be planted on 120,138ha of rice fields in the south

Other crops to be planted on 120,138ha of rice fields in the south

Some 120,138 ha of rice fields affected by a lack of water and saltwater intrusion in the southern region will be used to grow other crops in 2018, according to the Department of Crop Production under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).

HCM City works with Indian firm in urban flood control

HCM City works with Indian firm in urban flood control

Ho Chi Minh City wants to work with Kirloskar Brothers Limited from India in fields of mutual concern, especially in urban flood control and solutions to saltwater intrusion, said Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen.