Mekong Delta region forecast to suffer highest salinity level in February, March Environment

Mekong Delta region forecast to suffer highest salinity level in February, March

The Mekong Delta region is forecast to suffer more severe saltwater intrusion than the average in many years from the start of February, but not as hard as the 2019-2020 dry season, according to Phung Tien Dung, head of the Hydrological Forecasting Department for the Central, Central Highlands and Southern Regions under the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta Environment

Land subsidence endangers Mekong Delta

The overexploitation of groundwater in the Mekong Delta has contributed to severe land subsidence, which could lead to devastating consequences if the practice continues, experts have said.
New cold spell to hit northern and central regions  Environment

New cold spell to hit northern and central regions

A new strong cold spell will begin affecting the northern and central regions from January 7-12, with snow and frost forecat to appear in northern mountainous provinces, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
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.
HCM City to resolve flooding problems by 2020 Society

HCM City to resolve flooding problems by 2020

Ho Chi Minh City plans to complete flood-prevention work by 2020 on 15 streets, 28 alleys, and five streets flooded by tides, under a new plan approved by the city’s People’s Committee.
Rotterdam wants to expand cooperation with Vietnamese localities Politics

Rotterdam wants to expand cooperation with Vietnamese localities

The Netherlands’ port city of Rotterdam is keen to expand multifaceted cooperation with Vietnamese localities, particularly Ho Chi Minh City, in planning, building and management of port infrastructure, navigation training, logistics services, and prevention of flood tides and urban inundation.