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VietNamNet Bridge - Land subsidence in the Mekong Delta is becoming increasingly serious, caused mainly by overexploitation of underground water.
In a message of support for the River Festival, Prime Minister Hun Sen called on national and international tour operators, local authorities and the public to care for the Mekong and turn Cambodia into a high-quality tourist destination to boost ...

People drill wells in Luong Tam Commune, Long My District in southern Long An Province for daily use and production, particularly during droughts.
The Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of agriculture and Rural Development reported on March 22 that a new outbreak of A/H5N1 virus has been discovered in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. New A/H5N1 outbreak detected in Can Tho, ...
For seven weeks in the fall semester, students met with Hoffman and Tranviet to learn about Vietnamese culture and the detriments of climate change in the Mekong Delta. Then, the class traveled to Vietnam and participated in service learning for two ...
... University said the subsidence rate in the Mekong Delta has sharply increased in recent years. There are four main causes for the subsidence including natural subsidence, tectonic process, pressure from surface constructions and groundwater extraction.

Trentadue primavere passate nel villaggio di Kbla Romes, lungo il Sesan, uno dei principali tributari del grande Mekong. Tre figli, il maschio partito con il marito dopo il divorzio. Lui ha accettato sei mila dollari per andarsene da qualche parte in ...
Amid mighty rivers and dense mangroves, the busy floating markets in Vietnam's Mekong Delta have long shaped the delta's well-known "water civilization.
Phnom Penh, CambodiaZeb Hogan recalls the sense of wonder he felt when, as a fresh-eyed fish biologist, he first came to Southeast Asia some 20 years ago and encountered the Mekong River. Having grown up in the Arizona desert, where the rivers ...
Cambodian environmental experts have expressed concern that the country's various hydropower dams will harm the livelihoods of people who live in the Lower Mekong Basin, especially since the government is permitting investment projects to be built ...
VietNamNet Bridge - Last year's drought devastated crops and caused serious losses for farmers in the Mekong Delta. This year, authorities are restructuring crops, building dykes and erecting sluices in anticipation of continuing weather disasters.
The project in Tambon Si Kai Tai will help supply water from the Mekong to farmers in three villages covering 2,000 Rai of agricultural land.
Tek Vannara, the executive director of the NGO Forum on Cambodia, said government decision-makers should listen to and take recommendations from all relevant parties before permitting any project to build dams on the Mekong. He said measures must ...
The reserve has been divided into three zones; one for each of the headwaters of the Yellow River, the Yangtze, and the Lancang, which becomes the Mekong once it flows out of China. Geologist Yang Yong has made a number of trips to the Sanjiangyuan ...
By Zhao Cheng -Mareeg.com-"We hope the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) mechanism will become a flagship initiative in our efforts to build an Asian community of shared future," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Friday at the launch ...
Last year's drought devastated crops and caused serious losses for farmers in the Mekong Delta. This year, authorities are restructuring crops, building dykes and erecting sluices in anticipation of continuing weather disasters.

Delegations from Mekong River Basin countries will discuss the impact of hydropower dam development on the river on Tuesday in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district to mark International Day on Action for Rivers.
Chiang Rai - Representatives from five Greater Mekong Subregion countries including Thailand met in Chiang Rai's Muang district yesterday to try and find a solution to the region's annual haze pollution problem.
Laos has said it will proceed with plans for the controversial Pak Beng hydropower project following a meeting of the Mekong River Commission (MRC) this week. The $2.3 billion project is the third such dam Laos is building on the Lower Mekong ...
HCM CITY - An initiative by the Mekong youth farm Network (Y-Farm) that focuses on youth engagement in organic farming and educating the younger generation in sustainable agriculture has won a grant from the US Department of State.
Nearly 200 representatives from different interest groups have attended the two-day Mekong River Commission's (MRC) regional stakeholder forum to discuss updates on the proposed Pak Beng hydropower project.
VietNamNet Bridge - The volume of freshwater on canals in the Mekong Delta has decreased quickly, while saline intrusion has begun in many areas.
More than 500 people gathered along the banks of the Mekong River in Chiang Khong, Thailand on February 5 to take a stand against plans to blast away the Khon Pi Luang rapids just a few kilometers upstream.
In this March 4, 2011, file photo, men ride in a boat across the Mekong River in Luang Prabang, Laos. It is officially described as the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia, a bygone seat of kings tucked into a remote river valley of Laos.
The Mekong Delta is the rice granary of the country, the major source of rice supply for domestic consumption and export. The rice growing area is 1.546 million hectares in the Delta, which accounts for 50 percent of total rice growing area in the country.
A knowledge-sharing session open to all ITB Berlin delegates will investigate the human capital development (HCD) challenges facing the travel & tourism industry through the lens of some of the success stories being written in the Greater Mekong ...
More than 50 years have passed since Australian engineers from the Snowy Hydroelectric Authority did site studies for the huge Sambor dam on the Mekong River in Cambodia, but the mega project is now back on the drawing board. The Cambodian ...
A Chinese company contracted to survey the Mekong River for navigation purposes has submitted a plan to Thailand's Marine Department.
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Several aquaculture companies in the Mekong Delta have gone bankrupt and one of the most notable cases is the Phuong Nam Foodstuff Company in Soc Trang Province, a huge Tra fish processing company.
As well, participants in both MIST accelerators will pitch their plans to investors, global acceleration programmes and tourism leaders at the Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang in June and the APEC Summit in Danang in November. In-country teams ...
With China and Japan remaining committed to the region is it a matter of time before private investment picks up? In one of his first moves in Office, Donald Trump has withdrawn U.S.
Down the ages the mighty Mekong has beguiled explorers and locals alike with its swirling rapids, rocky inlets and dotted islets.
The use of the Mekong River is changing rapidly. aquaculture and fish farming are now among the high growth industries, offering employment and better standards of living, but at the expense of traditional fishermen who have plied these waters for ...
DEPENDING on who you speak to, there are naturally differing perspectives in regard to the future of the Mekong River, as most people living along the river look for a sustainable future through conservation of the existing ecosystem, while governments ...
Hanoi, 14 February 2017: Startup travel, or travel technology, companies in four Mekong Region nations could win grants to fund their new ventures through a programme backed by the Asian Development Bank.
At the Happy Bar, on the bank of the Mekong River, the Bob Marley tape starts up at the same time every night after the tourist boats dock.
"This project is a great opportunity for us to share our knowledge and expertise on water and biodiversity issues with other institutions and learn from the experiences of experts in the Mekong River Basin," Zeb Hogan, assistant research professor in ...
A dominant artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum lineage has spread from western Cambodia to Thailand and Laos, displacing other malaria parasites and acquiring piperaquine resistance, according to recent study findings.
Following the recent articles regarding the blasting of the Mekong River rapids to clear the way for larger shipping, environmental issues are being raised still ...
Lessons learned from last year's disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.
Facing Ghosts: war Memories surface on the Mekong. Feb. 7, 2017: On his first return trip to Vietnam since the war, navy veteran Cliff Willis found himself back on the same river he patrolled decades ago.
Mekong DELTA, Vietnam - Floating down a river in Vietnam he first patrolled almost 50 years ago, the first reaction for one navy veteran from Tennessee was relief.
A new two-year, $2 million project aimed at coupling sustainable development with environmental conservation on the Mekong River was launched yesterday.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may have been wrong when he said his government would clear the waterway for navigation in the Mekong River for the ...
THE Mekong delta in southern Vietnam faces severe impacts from the construction of upstream hydropower dams, experts here said, urging the regulatory body Mekong River Commission (MRC) to implement dispute settlement mechanisms to solve the ...
VietNamNet Bridge - The dry season in 2017 is expected to be less severe than in 2016, but Mekong Delta will still face a lack of fresh water and saline intrusion, scientists say.
The authors of the study urge accelerated efforts in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and closer collaboration to monitor any further spread of such parasites in neighboring regions.
The package will support the government's efforts to improve the control of emerging infectious diseases such as SARS and bird flu, as well as hospital services in 12 provinces across the country and the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), according to ADB.


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