The Bến Tre Province People’s Committee has approved construction of a dyke to prevent saltwater intrusion along a section of the Hàm Luông River extending from Ba Tri District to Giồng Trôm District.
More rice farmers in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre have growing other crops on low-yield rice fields and are breeding aquatic species and animals that offer higher profit.
Farmers who breed oxen and raise cows in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tiền Giang have greatly improved their income.
Though he has grown and sold mangosteen fruit for 20 years, Lê Văn Sơn in of the Bến Tre Province in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has gradually removed the trees from his orchard over the last two years.
Many mangosteen farmers in Bến Tre Province have switched to other crops since yields have declined in recent years due to severe saltwater intrusion and local authorities are struggling to tackle the problem.
More farmers in Tiền Giang Province’s Tân Phú Đông Islet have switched to soursop in coping with the adverse effects of climate change.
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has proposed establishing an expanded co-operation forum between the Group of Seven (G7) and coastal nations in combating climate change and sea level rise, and protecting the marine ecology.
Kiên Giang Province, the country’s largest rice producer, plans to shift 86,625ha of unproductive rice fields to aquaculture and cultivation of other high-value crops from now to 2020.
More rice farmers in Tiền Giang Province’s Tân Phú Đông District have switched to planting lemongrass as part of the district’s agricultural restructuring to adapt to climate change.
Various cultural activities will take place to call on people and tourism enterprises to protect the sea environment as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a campaign entitled ‘Blue Vietnamese Sea’ yesterday in Hà Nội.