The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is taking steps to ensure sufficient freshwater supply for household use and agricultural production in areas affected by saltwater intrusion and drought.
Foreign investors have shown considerable interest in developing wind power in Vietnam.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will boost mutually-beneficial cooperation with Laos in mechanical engineering, handicraft, apparel and services in the near future, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Truong Quang Hoai Nam.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong pointed to a range of bottlenecks hindering agricultural restructuring at a debate of the 14th National Assembly’s second meeting in Hanoi on November 2.
The effects of this year’s severe drought on agriculture in the economically vital Mekong Delta will be felt for months, if not years, to come, say environmentalists and United Nations experts.
The “Renewable Water Day” Project on May 9 presented saltwater purification systems with capacity of 1,000 liters/hour to people in Tra Vinh and Soc Trang provinces, each of the systems worth 320 million VND.
Officials from provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta – the country’s rice granary - and rice exporters have urged the government to resume rice exports without setting limits, saying many firms face difficulties because of this.
Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, has achieved outstanding results in developing a project to build a smart city after nearly two years of implementation.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is focusing on finishing the installation of fishing vessel monitoring devices in a bid to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang plans to increase the area under industrial and semi-industrial shrimp farming models to 3,200ha and annual output to 28,000 tonnes this year, according to its Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will focus on increasing the value and competitiveness of its agriculture produce this year, especially key items such as rice and fisheries, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh are entering the mud crab harvest for Tet (Lunar New Year) and earning a high profit of 30 - 35 million VND (1,300 - 1,500 USD) per hectare as demand is high for the coming holiday, which falls on January 25.
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is working hard to improve its investment environment with the aim of attracting at least eight projects with total capital expected to stand at 80 million USD in 2020.
More than half of the Mekong Delta will disappear under sea level in the next two generations if no action is taken now, research has found.
New highways in the Mekong Delta region have met transport demand, but have failed to meet the socio-economic potential of the area, experts have said.
The Southeast region and the Mekong Delta have mobilized over 932 trillion VND (40 billion USD) to build new-style rural areas in 2010-2019.
Authorities of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and Japan’s Wakayama prefecture discussed multi-faceted cooperation prospects during their working session in Can Tho on September 10.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has instructed competent agencies to promptly create regional coordination institutions and a sustainable development mechanism in the Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta, the country’s rice granary, will see summer – autumn rice output increase by 150,000 tonnes this year, the Plant Cultivation Department has estimated.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 29 asked the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang to ensure environmental quality from water resources to land and air, not destroying natural landscape because of short-term vision.