Five provinces under emergency conditions due to saltwater intrusion receive funds from ministry The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated VND800 million (nearly US$34,000) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion. … [Read more...] about Central Vietnam faces water shortage for summer-autumn crop
“In the near future, we will implement pilot programmes on collecting plastic waste in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,” he said. “And not only are we reducing the plastic used in making water bottles, we will also continue reducing the material volume in many other products. This is to save costs and protect the environment.” … [Read more...] about Global powerhouses to back circular economy
The total investment is VNĐ7.8 trillion (US$332 million) including VNĐ5.6 trillion (US$238 million) from official development assistance (ODA), VNĐ227 billion ($9.6 million) from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and VNĐ1.9 trillion ($80.9 million) from reciprocal capital. … [Read more...] about Cần Thơ speeds up work on massive urban project
A 1.1km embankment section will be built along the Láng Thé River in Càng Long District’s Đại Phước Commune. It will cost VNĐ60 billion and will be built in the 2020-22 period. When completed, the project will secure the safety of the district’s road along the river, and protect the safety and property of locals. … [Read more...] about Trà Vinh to build two erosion prevention projects
About 95,600 households in Mekong Delta face freshwater shortage because of drought and saline intrusion. First, the saline intrusion which leads to freshwater shortage occur in coastal areas. The soil in this area is sandy which makes it impossible to prevent water from leaking and saltwater from outside from penetrating into the reservoirs. … [Read more...] about Should Mekong Delta have many small reservoirs or a few large ones?