Vam Cong bridge was open to traffic in the Mekong Delta on May 19 (Photo: SGGP)

Vam Cong bridge open to traffic in Mekong Delta

Vam Cong bridge spanning the Hau river to link up Can Tho city and Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta was open to traffic this morning at an inauguration ceremony, co-organized by the city and province people’s committees.
Farmers work in giant paddy field of cooperatives (Photo: SGGP)

New-styled cooperatives in Mekong delta make breakthrough

Climate change is taking a heavy toll on agriculture in the Mekong delta; thereby, agricultural re-structuring is urgent to adapt with climate change and new-styled cooperatives should be developed.

Residents of Ca Mau Province are facing difficult time due to insufficient water supply and prolonged drought. Photo by Tan Thai

Mekong Delta facing grave drought, saltwater intrusion

The Mekong Delta is experiencing one of the hottest period of the year, starting right after Tet Holiday. Several areas in the region seriously lack freshwater, leading to a shortage of water supply for plants and crops. Simultaneously, saltwater intrusion becomes increasingly desperate in river mouths.

Traffic jam repeatedly occurs in Rach Mieu bridge in holidays (Photo: SGGP)

State capital suggested for bridge construction in Mekong Delta

Because of the currently slow disbursement of Official Development Assistance (ODA) funds, the Ministry of Transport has agreed with proposing the Government and the National Assembly to use state budget for building Rach Mieu 2 bridge to ease traffic jam in the Mekong Delta.
A paddy field is hit by salinity in Mekong delta ( Photo : SGGP)

Mekong delta faces severe salinization

Early March, gradual saltwater intrusion in coastal provinces in the Mekong Delta is threatening to the primary production system and daily activities.

A seaport in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)

Logistics develop inappropriately with potential in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a large region of agricultural products export as well as cargo and equipment import in Vietnam. Still, logistics services have been positioned in the first stage of development and can not promote its role sufficiently to boost production and exports, especially trading of farm produce which is the region’s strength.

Winter-spring rice crop faces poor consumption

Winter-spring rice crop faces poor consumption

Provinces in the Mekong Delta have begun to harvest winter-spring rice crop with a total area of 1.6 million hectares; however, the price of paddy has continuously dropped and consumption is sluggish, raising concern among farmers.
Can Tho flower street crowded of holidaymakers (Photo: SGGP)

Tourist sites crowded in Mekong Delta during Tet holidays

Tourist destinations in the Mekong Delta comprising the flower street in Can Tho city, Sam Mountain relic site in An Giang province, Rach Gia city and Hau Giang Truc Lam Zen Monastery were crowded of local and foreign visitors during Tet holidays.