According to official statistics, over 26,000 households in Vinh Long province have been hit by saline intrusion, and have limited access to tap water. Indeed, as many anti-saline sluice gates are shut due to severe saline intrusion, water in canals is at risk of pollution, leading to a scarcity of fresh water.

Drought and saline intrusion this year are forecast to be complicated. Therefore, besides the above-mentioned assistance from charitable organisations and individuals, local governments and relevant agencies are being urged to come up with sustainable measures to cope with the situation in the long-term./.