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Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn

World

Philippines to import 300,000 tonnes of corn

The Philippines is seeking to import 300,000 tonnes of corn to cover a shortfall in the domestic supply caused by the El Nino dry spell and to prepare for the expected dramatic growth of local hog and poultry sectors, said Philippine Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol on May 21.

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Environment

Mekong Delta attempts to combat saltwater intrusion

Saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta is expected to increase between April 28 and May 6 as the volume of water flowing southward from the Mekong River will decline, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Irrigation Department.

Thailand warns of serious drought

World

Thailand warns of serious drought

The Thai government has ordered all relevant agencies to be cautious in managing the country’s water supplies and also urged people to use water wisely due to concern about drought in the near future. ​

HCM City to build underground reservoirs

Society

HCM City to build underground reservoirs

Ho Chi Minh City’s Steering Centre for the Urban Flood Control Programme has sought the People’s Committee’s approval to build five more underground reservoirs using Japanese Crosswave technology to prevent floods in the city.