Mekong Delta’s sea level rise alarming: US professor Environment

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.
Rural areas face environmental pollution Environment

Rural areas face environmental pollution

The use of pesticides and chemical fertiliser in farming and the discharge of solid waste from craft villages and households are the main causes of rural environmental pollution, which has become more severe recently in a country with nearly 67 percent of the population living in rural areas.
Shrimp aids climate change battle Business

Shrimp aids climate change battle

Rising sea levels have exacerbated saline intrusion and coastal erosion in Vietnam, but farmers can make the best out of a bad situation by shifting from agriculture to aquaculture, raising brackish water shrimp.