Authorities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh have encouraged farmers to restructure their crop cultivation to mitigate the impact of drought and saltwater intrusion.
Việt Nam’s rice exports surged this year to 1.29 million tonnes worth US$602 million by mid-March, 26.5 per cent and 34.6 per cent up.
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Lê Công Thành recently sent the message to organisations to mark World Water Day (WWD) March 22 and World Meteorological Day (WMD) March 23.
The central city has begun construction of a steel dam – the second of its kind – on the lower Cẩm Lệ River to reduce salinity and deal with serious water shortages in the dry season this year.
The Việt Nam Red Cross Society (VNRC) has called on all of its members and community to support people affected by drought and saltwater intrusion in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region and prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic in Việt Nam.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, some local banks, insurers and firms have worked together to help further protect the community with different anti-coronavirus packages.
With the country overwhelmed by fear of the coronavirus, another even more severe threat is slowly approaching in the south: the death of the Mekong Delta.