The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has earmarked nearly 19.3 trillion VND (838 million USD) to respond to river and coastal erosion by 2030, according to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Van Thieu.
The city is facing extreme weather more frequently, its flood mitigation responses have not kept pace, and a proposed sea dyke has sparked debate. The programme Insight finds out why the solutions will not be easy.
Around 1.3 million people migrated out of the Mekong Delta between 2009 and 2019, making the region rank top in the country in the number of migrants and bottom in the number of immigrants.
They may not look quite as swanky as the Interceptors from the Ocean Cleanup, but the idea is similar. The first in a series of trash traps installed along Vietnam’s Song Hong, the country’s second-longest river, is designed to remove floating debris from the water as it flows towards the Gulf of Tonkin.
Farming of prawns, especially giant tiger prawns and King prawns, and tra fish will become key sub-sectors that are sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and export-oriented.
Agro-ecological zones, that are severely affected by climate change, such as drought and saltwater intrusion, namely the South Central Coast, Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan provinces, the Central Highlands, and coastal areas in Mekong Delta provinces, have actively changed the structure of crops and animals, instead of growing rice.
Chinese hydropower plants’ cutting their water discharge in January will make the salinity depth increase to 4g/l in the mouth of the Mekong Delta’s Vam Co River and Cai Lon River.
Backed by the NGO alliance Collectif Vietnam Dioxine, which called for Saturday’s gathering at Trocadero Plaza, Tran’s legal action is aimed at gaining recognition for civilians harmed by Agent Orange and the damage the herbicide did to the environment.
The dredging of 162km of canals in the Mekong Delta province will increase their capacity and help prevent the severe shortage of freshwater caused by saltwater intrusion during the dry season in recent years.
Rice-producing and storm-vulnerable Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, for instance, are potential “risk exporters” to countries like Singapore that depend heavily on their harvests,