The Red River that dissects Hà Nội takes its name from the colour of the silt that tints the water. But unbeknown to many living in the capital city, the Red River is a place many people call home.
Hoàng Quốc Vượng, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade speaks to the Nhân Dân (People) newspaper about violations in the operation of reservoirs.
The construction of hydro-electric dams in several countries on the mainstream of the Mekong River has seriously impacted the lives of people living along it, a forum heard on Tuesday in Cần Thơ City.
Countries in the Mekong River basin have been urged to stop building hydroelectric dams on the river’s main stream as alluvial soil and vital nutrients are being seriously depleted.
The south of Việt Nam is highly vulnerable to more drought and salinisation in the future when its fellow countries in the lower Mekong river basin are in the process of irrigating the river water to serve their expanding farm land, experts warned.
Ensuring enough water is available for people’s daily lives should be the top priority amid the severe ongoing drought, said Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung at a conference in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang yesterday.
Recession-wracked Venezuela is to ration electricity in 10 of its most populous and industrialised states, including metropolitan Caracas, the government said on Wednesday.