Vietnam can do little about China’s dams, its Mekong Delta Plan includes ending sand mining, restoring mangroves, and reducing shrimp farm expansion in the wetlands to staunch erosion and subsidence.
The Mekong Delta – Vietnam’s largest rice, fruit, and seafood producer – has faced severe saltwater intrusion during recent dry seasons.
It would combine with a coastal dam in the region to combat climate change, rising sea levels and flooding, as well as help develop infrastructure for road transport.
Several major transport projects that have been completed will ease traffic overload on many of the Mekong Delta’s roads and bridges during the Lunar New Year.
Investment capital for national inland waterways only accounts for 2% -3% of the annual budget for transportation, leading to major imbalances between road and waterway transport, especially in the Mekong Delta, data from the Ministry of Transport pointed out.
2020 will leave a historic milestone for the Mekong Delta agriculture sector with drought, saltwater intrusion and natural disaster response. This year’s dry season, experts also forecast that saltwater intrusion and drought will continue to be fierce.
Close to 39 percent of the Delta’s land areas will be submerged and 10 percent of its population affected in case the sea level rises by 1 metre, threatening food security of the country and the world, he noted.
Vietnam should set up legal framework for recycling plastic waste, reduce plastic use and find new materials to replace non-recyclable plastics, according to experts.
The salt fields stretch for tens of kilometres along the coast, from Vinh Chau beach to Ganh Hao estuary. In the early years of the 20th century, salt-making was one of three major economic sectors, after rice and aquaculture,
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