The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế will invest VNĐ1.19 trillion (US$52 million) through 12 projects as part of its plan to restructure its agricultural sector with a vision till 2020.
Dr Lê Anh Tuấn, deputy director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Cần Thơ University, speaks to Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper about the negative impact of climate change.
Climate change has gained recognition as an imminent danger, but the threat to existing fresh water resources requires more immediate attention.
The price of fruit in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has risen recently as the impact of drought and salination has caused fruit output to decline while demand has increased.
The rice output of the winter-spring rice crop fell significantly because of drought and salination, but with an additional 200,000ha to be planted in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta region.
Việt Nam’s Mekong Delta is facing severe drought and critical inland salination at the same time. El Nino and the shortage of water to the delta due to dams built by countries in the upper Mekong mainstream are the main causes; however, Vietnamese water reserve policies are also part of the story.