The tallest species of flying birds on earth, and Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap province used to be their top destination in the Mekong Delta.
Productivity may not last forever. In fact, delta farmers and other residents are already experiencing problems.
After a long period of decline, the last two years have seen an increase in output of giant river prawns in the Mekong Delta
As hot weather peaks, authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta) region are stepping up efforts to cope with forest fires and salinisation as a response to climate change.
A coastline of more than 700km, and numerous crisscrossing canals and rivers make the Mekong Delta ideal for water transport development.
Representatives from 17 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta and Central Highlands gathered in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province, on March 14 to seek ways for sustainable development of the Mekong Basin
The 200kph train journey would cut travel time from HCMC to Can Tho to just 40 minutes.
The growing use of pesticides and chemicals to boost crop yields in Vietnam has led to an unfolding environmental and health crisis across the Mekong delta
As long as farmers can make more money from opium poppy than from other crops, the problem will continue. And as long as criminal groups can act with impunity in permissive environments, nothing will change.
Agriculture expert, Nguyễn Ngọc Kính, outlines why organic farming should not be applied to mass agricultural production in Vietnam.