Da Nang seeks water shortage solution Society

Da Nang seeks water shortage solution

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.
Da Nang city to see water shortage Society

Da Nang city to see water shortage

The central city of Da Nang will face a shortage of clean water as the salinity of water produced by the Cau Do water plant has reached an alarming 13.568mg per litre.
Society

UNICEF helps Vietnam improve environmental sanitation

A programme on environmental sanitation jointly carried out by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Health in Vietnam since 2009 has contributed to raising public awareness of using hygienic toilets and giving up the indiscriminate defecation habit.
Delta farmers brace for tough dry season Society

Delta farmers brace for tough dry season

With meteorologists forecasting a longer, harsher drought for the Mekong Delta this summer, authorities in the region's coastal provinces are trying to provide sufficient water for both crops and daily household use.
Business

109 trillion VND for north central irrigation

Vietnam will need around 109 trillion VND (5.2 billion USD) between now and 2050 to improve irrigation systems in the northern central region to cope with the serious impacts of climate change and rising sea levels.
Society

Workplace accidents on the rise in rural areas

Professor Doctor Le Van Trinh, head of the National Institute of Labour Protection, said there was still not an office in charge of controlling labour accidents and occupational diseases in rural areas.
ADB warns of water crisis in Asia World

ADB warns of water crisis in Asia

Arjun Thapan, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President’s special advisor on infrastructure and water issues, has warned that Asia is likely to face a serious water crisis that threatens to slow down the regional economic development.
Society

Disease fears mount in storm-hit areas

Hundred of thousands of people in central provinces face the risk of infectious diseases and schools are still closed one week after typhoon Ketsana wreaked havoc in the region.