Fresh water for daily use in HCM City has been priced at 6 per cent higher than the previous rate since mid November.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has restructured agriculture towards climate-change adaptation and market demand by establishing specialised farming areas for its key agricultural products, and by growing other crops on ineffective rice fields or rotating rice with other crops on the same field.
The south central province of Bình Định is experiencing its most serious drought in the last 15 years, with 4,000 households and 3,400ha of crops lacking water.
Many families in Hồng Lĩnh Commune in Hà Tĩnh Province still keep water pipes running from mountain creeks. Others in the province’s Thuận Lộc Commune prefer to use their wells, just in case tap water dries up.
The Cái Lớn – Cái Bé irrigation project in the Mekong Delta has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, according to Lê Hồng Linh, director of the ministry’s Irrigation Work Investment and Construction Management Board No 10.
Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre have taught poor households effective farming models to help them escape poverty.
The Cái Lớn – Cái Bé irrigation project, which will connect the Cái Lớn River to Cái Bé River in the Mekong Delta region, faces opposition from scientists.