Notably, a 10-meter long and 2-meter wide landslide hit a riverside road at nighttime on July 11. Other landslide swallowed a house at Tam Giang Dong Commune on the same day. A landslide along river had happened in Tam Giang at midnight of July 4, destroying 14 houses with a damage of around VND1 billion (over US$43,000). In Can Tho city, the municipal Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue reported that there have been 22 landslide places near rivers, ditches and canals in Can Tho City from the beginning of the year up to now which destroyed 73 houses and 1,230 meters of road with total loss of more than VND14 billion (nearly US$605,000). Functional agencies of Can Tho City are deploying works and solutions to overcome landslides and consolidate riversides, canals and ditches. … [Read more...] about Landslides along riversides constantly occur in Mekong Delta
Mekong delta trip
A National Assembly delegation headed by Vice Chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển last week met with province authorities to discuss water security, and drought and saltwater prevention, and went on a field trip to see the Kênh Lấp Reservoir and Kênh Lấp Water Treatment Plant in Ba Tri District and Ba Lai Dam in Bình Đại and Ba Tri. … [Read more...] about Bến Tre seeks $10.7m for building reservoirs as water shortage looms
New reservoirs built to cope with drought, saline intrusion in Vietnam Warned about serious drought this year, provinces in the western part of the southern region have spent hundreds of billion dong to build fresh water reservoirs. But this is just a temporary solution. … [Read more...] about Ben Tre seeks $10.7m for building reservoirs as water shortage looms
Landslides in Mekong Delta attributed to sand exploitation The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Mekong River Commission (MRC) say the river bed of Mekong’s two main tributaries in Mekong Delta fell by 1.4 meters in 1998-2008 due to sand overexploitation. … [Read more...] about Will the sand in the Red River be depleted in 100 years?
The logistics costs have accounted for 12.2 per cent of seafood product value, 19.8 per cent of rice product value and 29.5 per cent of fruit and vegetable value, Nguyễn Duy Minh, vice chairman and general secretary of the Việt Nam Logistics Business Association (VLA), said. … [Read more...] about State needs solutions to reduce logistics cost for farm produce