Mekong Delta takes measures to reduce saltwater intrusion Environment

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.
Saltwater encroaches deep into Mekong Delta Environment

Saltwater encroaches deep into Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has forecast saltwater intrusion for 10 of the 13 provincial-level localities in the Mekong Delta this dry season, and the phenomenon has already appeared in eight so far.
Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage World

Cambodia’s Phnom Penh braces for power shortage

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has urged residents and businesses in Phnom Penh to be prepared for electricity shortages which could occur in this year’s dry season if water levels at hydropower dams run low.
High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries World

High risks of forest fires in many ASEAN countries

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Indonesia has warned about high risks of forest and land fires in many Southeast Asian countries as a result of dry conditions in the region.
Several Indonesian regions brace for drought World

Several Indonesian regions brace for drought

Authorities of several regions in Indonesia have been reminded to intensify the monitoring for possible forest fires and droughts, as this year's dry season is forecast to be drier compared to the previous year.