Vietnam marks World Water Day

A national meeting to mark World Water Day 2011 was held in Phan Rang city in the central province of Ninh Thuan on March 22, raising people’s awareness of water resources and water saving.

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.

VN faces prospect of more power shortages

Vietnam will face a power supply shortfall of up to 3 billion kWh in 2011 due to the serious water shortages in major reservoirs, said an official of Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) at an EVN meeting on Jan. 10.

Drought likely to hit rice crop

Insufficient rainfall is likely to affect the winter-spring rice crops across the country, the National Hydro and Meteorological Forecasting Centre said on Nov. 10.
Beauty queens call for water protection Society

Beauty queens call for water protection

Several world beauty queens attended a Miss Earth 2010 pageant gathering on October 19 in the southern coastal province of Khanh Hoa to promote water resource protection activities.

Drought reaps paddy harvest

Ongoing drought may cost Vietnam farmers 5-6 trillion VND (about 3,000 million USD), a top official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) said on July 1.

Company promises to ensure water supply for Hanoi

Hanoi Clean Water Service Company has promised to supply enough clean water to the city for the rest of the year after recent complaints of severe water shortages were reported in some areas of the capital city.

New water system boosts rice production

A nine-year pilot project deploying an integrated water management system has proved its efficacy and has the potential for much wider application, experts said at a workshop in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang Province last week.
North prepares for drought Environment

North prepares for drought

The water level of the Hong (Red) River, the country’s second biggest river has reached its lowest recorded level for a century, leaving more than 200 vessels stranded and threatening farming production, warned authorities.

Measures to cope with groundwater decrease

Building concentrated water supply systems, using water economically and planting trees are considered immediate and long-term solutions to the reduction of groundwater level, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

China spends more money on combating drought

Authorities in south China 's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region decided on September 3 to add 20 million yuan (2.94 million USD) to a fund for fighting lingering drought in the region, raising the total fund so far to 7.9 million USD.