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.
The People’s Committee of Can Giuoc district, Long An, on May 3 inaugurated a rice ATM in Dong Thanh commune to help local people overcome difficulties caused by COVID-19 pandemic and saltwater intrusion.
A workshop was held in Can Tho city on January 10 to seek measures to conserve water for agriculture and daily use in the Mekong Delta given the severe drought and saltwater intrusion.
More 250 people were killed by natural disasters throughout Vietnam in 2016, the government said in a recent announcement.
The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh has asked the government for VND76 billion (over US$3.3 million) in financial support to help the province cope with drought and saline intrusion in the dry season in 2017.
PSNews-The year of 2016 witnessed continuous extreme weather phenomena such as floods, droughts and cyclones, causing a great loss of $1.7 billion, according to the National Hydro - Meteorological Centre.