Many sections of the western sea dyke in Cà Mau and Kiên Giang provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta have seriously eroded and could collapse at any time if prompt protective measures are not taken.
Heavy rains and strong winds damaged houses and caused erosion along riverbanks and coastal areas in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta over the weekend (August 1 - 2).
As coastal erosion continues to affect thousands of lives in Viet Nam's southernmost province, authorities are taking steps to adapt to climate change before the damage reaches irreversible levels.
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân has informed voters in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ about the outcomes of the freshly concluded 8th session of the parliament.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment plans to make a full inspection of subsidence in the Mekong Delta provinces between 2020 and 2025.
Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has called on Hậu Giang Province to make more efforts to become one of the leading localities in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region in the next five years.