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Đồng Tháp improves irrigation works to water summer – autumn rice

 20 May 20 Viet Nam News Source  ĐỒNG THÁP — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp has built new pumping stations for irrigation and upgraded existing ones to ensure there is sufficient water for the summer-autumn rice crop. The province plans to grow the grain on more tha...
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Vũng Tàu reservoirs face dead water levels

14 May 20 Viet Nam News Source :  BÀ RỊA – VŨNG TÀU — Due to the prolonged dry season, water levels at many reservoirs in the southern province of Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu are at or lower than dead water levels. According to the Irrigation Work Management Centre of the Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Depa...
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Binh Thuan declares Level 2 drought emergency

08 May 20 Vietnamnet Global Source  The south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan declared a Level 2 emergency on May 7 regarding drought and water shortages. The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) was ordered to take charge of matters and cooperate with r...
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Drought, saltwater dry up Mekong Delta’s largest reservoir

01 May 20 VietnamPlus Source - The Kenh Lap Reservoir in Ben Tre province, the largest in the Mekong Delta, is drying up due to drought and saltwater intrusion, leaving thousands of households facing a water shortage. The reservoir in Ba Tri district is nearly 5km long and 40 -100m wide. It use...
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Quảng Ngãi’s reservoirs suffer low water levels

 15 April 20 Viet Nam News Source QUẢNG NGÃI —Water levels in most reservoirs in the central province of Quảng Ngãi have fallen to 55 per cent of their total capacity, according to a survey by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. In the same period last year, the...
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Mekong Delta provinces want to build reservoirs to store freshwater

​1 April 20 Vietnamnet Global Source Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc recently had a working session with localities declaring an emergency because of drought and saline intrusion in Mekong Delta, including Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Kien Giang and Ca Mau.​ The chair of Ben Tre province Cao V...
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Central region faces water shortage for summer-autumn crop

 1 April 20 Viet Nam News Source  HÀ NỘI — Thousands of hectares of farmland in the central region were likely to face severe water shortages for the summer-autumn rice crop, according to the General Department of Irrigation. Reservoirs were running low, and smaller water reserve...
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New reservoirs built to cope with drought, saline intrusion in Vietnam

 13 Mar 20 Vietnamnet Global Souce 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. According to Cao Van Trong, chair of Ben Tre province,...
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Hydropower operation must ensure security, production

 13 Mar 20 Vietnamnet Global Source  The operation of hydropower dams must not have negative impacts on public security or production, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has said. In a document sent to Vietnam Electricity (EVN), the ministry said it has received the gro...
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Vietnam foresees water issues in 2020

  09 Feb 20 Source Vietnamnet Global   Rivers across Vietnam are facing severe water shortages in the coming dry season. The Việt Nam Metrological and Hydrological Administration on Friday said water reserves of northern rivers would remain low between February and July. From Feb...
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Severe drought expected in 2020: forecast agency

 03 Feb 20 Source Vietnamnet Global  The drought in the dry season this year will be quite harsh and water shortage may occur in many places. The central region may face serious water shortage from June. According to Vu Duc Long, deputy director of the Hydro-meteorological F...
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Water shortages warned as reservoirs run dry

 02 Jan 2020 Source Vietnam News   HÀ NỘI — 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. According to the latest survey by the General Department...