Severe drought, saline intrusion and lack of fresh water are prolonging in Mekong Delta provinces and cities

Mekong Delta to proactively carry out anti-drought, saline intrusion measures

In order to proactively fight drought, lack of fresh water, saline intrusion, water supply for production, notably fresh water for people in the upcoming time, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) requested the People’s Committee of Mekong Delta’s provinces and cities to urgently implement the prevention measures in accordance with the Prime Minister’s direction.
Low shrimp prices cause difficulties for farmers, enterprises

Low shrimp prices cause difficulties for farmers, enterprises

In recent days, the prices of material shrimps, especially giant tiger shrimps, dropped sharply, causing hundreds of thousands of shrimp-farming households in the Mekong Delta to face difficulties while shrimp export enterprises were also hurt as they could not export their products, making inventory higher and higher.
Prices of shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces decline heavily

Prices of shrimps in Mekong Delta provinces decline heavily

According to the departments of fisheries of provinces in the Mekong Delta, the prices of material shrimps have continuously dropped steeply in the past days, raising concerns among shrimp-farming households.
Freshwater transported to saltwater-intrusion-hit regions

Freshwater transported to saltwater-intrusion-hit regions

The Department of Irrigation of Tien Giang Province on March 21 said that the salinity level has slightly dropped but still nailed at high levels from 2 per mille to 6 per mille upwards so most people in Cai Lay, Chau Thanh, Cho Gao districts, My Tho City, and Cai Lay Town could not get water from rivers to water their crops as well as to use for daily living needs so authorities have continued to use barges to transport fresh water to save 13,000 hectares of durian trees affected by drought and saltwater intrusion.
Hau Giang farmers enjoy bumper crop of rice

Hau Giang farmers enjoy bumper crop of rice

By actively applying measures to fight against saltwater intrusion and drought, farmers in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang have enjoyed a good harvest of winter-spring rice with the productivity reaching 7.4-7.6 hectares, around 0.1-0.3 tons per hectare higher than the previous year.
Mekong Delta grapples with drought, saltwater intrusion

Mekong Delta grapples with drought, saltwater intrusion

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, this year’s saltwater intrusion in the Mekong Delta region is more serious than the 2015-2016 dry season. It comes earlier with higher level of salinity.
Torrid weather forecast in Central, Southern regions from March to May

Torrid weather forecast in Central, Southern regions from March to May

Torrid weather condition is forecast to occur and trigger drought and water shortage in Central provinces namely Thanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan and provinces in the Central Highlands and the Southeastern region from March to May, said Mr. Vu Duc Long, deputy director of the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting yesterday.