The national irrigation department has reported a staggeringly low level of water reserves in northern and central regions, signalling the threat of a severe drought in 2020.
Phúc said the EVN must find solutions to deal with water shortages for hydropower reservoirs, especially during peak dry season.
Power supply for production and domestic consumption in 2020 would be ensured, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Việt Nam's coffee industry had suffered from falling export prices, according to the Việt Nam Coffee and Cacao Association.
Provincial authorities in the Mekong Delta have asked Vietnamese officials to address the inter-Governmental Mekong River Commission and step up diplomatic efforts to deal with countries upstream that are threatening the flow of the giant water resource.