The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp is tightening measures to prevent forest fires as many forests face risks at the third to the fifth level.
Authorities and farmers in the Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) region are taking measures to cope with severe drought to reduce damages to crops.
The central city has begun construction of a steel dam – the second of its kind – on the lower Cẩm Lệ River to reduce salinity and deal with serious water shortages in the dry season this year.
With the country overwhelmed by fear of the coronavirus, another even more severe threat is slowly approaching in the south: the death of the Mekong Delta.
The operation of hydropower dams must not have negative impacts on public security or production, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said.
Erosion and subsidence along canals, rivers and coasts have been severe in many areas in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and local authorities are struggling to raise funds for works to prevent them.