First Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting held virtually World

First Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting held virtually

The first Mekong-US Partnership Ministerial Meeting was held virtually on September 11 under the co-chair of Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and US Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun (on behalf of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo).
PM calls for better clean water supply Society

PM calls for better clean water supply

Water sources, water supply works and clean water production, transmission and supply processes must be strictly and continuously monitored to ensure clean water provided for people's daily activities is the best and absolutely safe.
Vietnam proposes audit on water resources in Mekong River basin Environment

Vietnam proposes audit on water resources in Mekong River basin

The State Audit of Vietnam (SAV) proposed that an audit on water resources in the Mekong River basin be conducted by the agency called "ASOSAI's cooperative environmental audit in Southeast Asia in the 2020-2021 period", at the 55th Governing Board meeting of the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI), which was held in the form of a teleconference on July 27.
Vietnam seriously implements climate change-related commitments: Deputy PM Politics

Vietnam seriously implements climate change-related commitments: Deputy PM

Vietnam has been seriously implementing its commitments related to climate change at both global and regional levels, especially within the ASEAN framework, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said while addressing a teleconferenced high-level open debate of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on July 24.
WB approves credit to support Vietnam’s response to climate change Environment

WB approves credit to support Vietnam’s response to climate change

The World Bank in Vietnam announced on June 6 that the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors had approved an 84.4 million USD credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to support Vietnam’s multi-sectoral policy reforms so as to promote climate-resilient landscapes and green transport and energy systems.
Five sea creatures to be conserved in Ly Son island Environment

Five sea creatures to be conserved in Ly Son island

The Management Board of Ly Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) has proposed a gene protection programme for five endangered sea creatures, namely mummy fish, or sea cucumber (holothurian nobilis), abalone (haliotis sorenseni), tropical rock lobster (panulirus ornatus), maxima clam (tridacna maxima) and red seaweed (laurencia intermedia), which have been over-fished in waters off the island.
Cambodian government to stock food, help farmers World

Cambodian government to stock food, help farmers

The Cambodian government will ensure food security and sustainability in the Kingdom as it tackles the spread of Covid-19, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries spokesman Srey Vuthy said on April 15.
Dry spell puts Daklak farmers under pressure Society

Dry spell puts Daklak farmers under pressure

The agriculture sector in central highlands Dak Lak province has been seriously damaged due to a prolonged drought. Lakes and reservoirs are also running out of water, leaving local people struggling.
Drought hits agricultural production in Cambodia World

Drought hits agricultural production in Cambodia

People in rural areas in the Cambodian northwestern provinces of Pursat and Battambang have been suffering from water shortage for more than four months, reported the Cambodia’s Khmer Times.
Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs World

Thailand speeds up construction of reservoirs

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) is speeding up the building of 421 Kaem Ling projects -- water reservoir projects initiated by His Majesty King Rama IX -- as water catchment areas over 1.2 million rai.