Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will attend the third Mekong River Commission (MRC) Summit in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from April 4th-5th at the invitation of Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen (Photo: VNA) The event, themed “Joint Efforts and Partnership towards Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong”, will create an opportunity for countries to review the operation of the MRC over the past four years and work to realise sustainable development goals. Vietnam has actively participated in regional and international organisations such as the MRC, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, the United Nations (UN), the World Water Forum (WWF), the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Rivers (IR) as well as enhanced cooperation with department partners such as the World Bank (WB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to enhance effective … [Read more...] about Vietnam contributes to sustainable development in Mekong River
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According to the the United Nations, Vietnam is likely to be one of several countries most adversely affected by natural disasters and climate change. In recent years, the Cuu Long River Delta which is consideredthe country’s largest rice, fruit and fisheries producer has suffered droughts and salinity intrusion. In the first months of 2016, as a result of climate change together with the serious lack of water resources from upstream of the Mekong River, the Cuu Long River, which is located downstream, experienced the most severe drought in the past 100 years, causing damage to the eco-system and affecting the lives of millions of locals. Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and leaders of the Greater Mekong sub region countries kick off the Mekong – Lancang Cooperation. Photo: Yen Kien/VNA Deputy Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and leaders of the Greater Mekong sub region countries attend the first Mekong – Lancang … [Read more...] about Efforts for Sustainable Management and Utilisation of the Mekong River ’s Water Resources
Chinese reservoirs store up water, the Mekong Delta suffers? The water level in the Mekong River, the longest river in Southeast Asia, has dropped to the lowest level in the last five decades, causing worries among the affected countries. The Mekong River is listed among the world's ten rivers facing the greatest threats of exhaustion. This time of year should be the flood season in Vietnam's Mekong Delta but the region is dry. VietNamNet interviewed Dr. Pham Hong Giang, Chair of the Vietnam Association for Big Dams and Water Resource Development, Vice Chair of the International Commission on Big Dams. Some scientists said that China's dams in the Mekong River have been part of the reason for the low flood in the Mekong Delta. What is your viewpoint on this ? Recently the public tends to associate hydro power with natural? disasters but hydro power is one kind of clean energy sources. In some countries, hydro power accounts for nearly 100 percent of the total power output in use. No … [Read more...] about Dried Mekong River and countries’ responsibility
Vietnam will be the first Mekong River Commission's (MRC) member country to receive a hydrological observation system next January under the Hydrological Cycle Observing System project (HYCOS). The MRC and the country's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment last week discussed measures to ensure sustainable development in the river basin and the roadmap to transfer key functions of the MRC. At the meeting, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thai Lai, said that to ensure water, food resources and to preserve the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam will be the first member state of the MRC to receive gauging stations from the MRC Secretariat in January 2012. From 2012 to 2015, the MRC will transfer its key functions to member states, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, in a bid to enhance the self-independence of member countries. The MRC’s key functions include: collecting, exchanging data and observation, analyzing and evaluating, … [Read more...] about Vietnam to receive Mekong River gauging station
“Private power-holders and the wealthy elite have begun controlling the use of water resources of the Mekong River . Benefits will not go to the people of Laos , Vietnam or Thailand but to the pocket of the plutocracy,” Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran, former vice chair of the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Committee told VietNamNet. Scarcity of fish in Mekong Delta’s flood season Late flood sways farmers in Vietnam’s southwestern region Chinese dams prevent flood in Vietnam’s southwestern region? Dried Mekong River and countries’ responsibility To have sufficient power, Vietnam needs 23 Mekong Rivers There is an urgent need for electric power for thedevelopment of Vietnam and the countries in the Mekong River downstream in general. Since 2007, there have been more and more construction projects for hydro-power plantsthe four downstream countries. There are at least 12 hydro power projects in Thailand , Laos and Cambodia at present. But … [Read more...] about Plutocracy controls the Mekong River?