The serious water shortage in Sa Pa is attributed to the excessive number of hydropower plants.
The central city of Da Nang will speed up the construction of key water plants – the Cau Do, Hoa Trung and Hoa Lien – in order to supply 250,000 cubic metres of clean water each day by 2019-2020.
Hanoi is expected to face water shortage of up to 100,000 cubic meters a day during this summer, the municipal Department of Construction has announced.
Hundreds of residents at the Thanh Da View Apartment Complex in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City have been cut off from water supply for nearly a fortnight despite the condo being classified as of the high-grade segment.
Drought and saltwater intrusion in Vietnam’s southern region will be less severe in the 2016-2017 dry season, said the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) will provide fresh water and assistance in cash to residents in four provinces suffering from drought and saltwater intrusion, during May and June.
VOV.VN -Coffee growers across the key producing regions of the Central Highlands have been severely struck by the worst drought in nearly three decades to hit the country, reports the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (Vicofa).
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.
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 Mekong Delta plans to plant more than 1.5 million ha of rice for the 2015-16 winter-spring rice crop, but it faces saline intrusion and a water shortage because of the Mekong River's low water level.
All regions in Vietnam are likely to experience higher temperatures and less rain falls between June and August this year compared to the yearly average level, according to the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF).
The central region is likely to face a severe drought this year and regional localities have been carrying out several measures to mitigate the impact.
Vietnam is currently listed among the countries suffering water shortages, said the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).