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Double whammy: Coastal erosion, land sinkage plague Mekong Delta

Co Thanh Binh's family has lost two houses and 200 square meters of land in Tien Giang Province to subsidence in the last decade.

No scientific evidence Mekong Delta will go under: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said "there is no scientific basis" to the recent prediction that the Mekong Delta will be submerged in 30-50 years.

Vietnam needs to act in Mekong Delta as land sinking, seas rising: experts

With the Mekong Delta found to be lower than earlier thought, and subsidence and rising seas threatening a double whammy, alarm bells are ringing.
November 03, 2019 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta extinction an extreme prediction: Vietnam expert

A Vietnamese expert says a scientific paper warning the Mekong Delta could be submerged underwater by 2050 uses incorrect data and ‘extremist scenarios.’
November 02, 2019 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Mekong dying: China wants more than just electricity from dams

For China, upstream Mekong River dams are more than electricity generators; they can deal with water shortages and are a political pressure tool.
October 10, 2019 | 08:47 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta closer to sea than previously thought: study

A group of scientists from Dutch Utrecht University discovered recently that the Mekong Delta has an "extremely low mean elevation" of around 0.8 meters above sea level.
September 10, 2019 | 04:40 pm GMT+7

Mekong River flooding expected next week

The much anticipated annual flooding season in the Mekong Delta is set to arrive in the next few days, much later than usual.
September 07, 2019 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

Province requests $30 mln to build anti-erosion embankments

Ca Mau Province is seeking VND700 billion ($30.1 million) from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to build embankments to check erosion.
August 24, 2019 | 10:00 am GMT+7

Flood-proof housing abandoned in flooding-starved Mekong Delta

Houses built to shelter locals from annual flooding in the Mekong Delta have been left untouched for years.
August 20, 2019 | 04:30 pm GMT+7

Dam-building race threatens Mekong River

An ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.
August 20, 2019 | 11:04 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta province issues emergency warning over coastal erosion

Severe erosion of a sea section prompted authorities in Ca Mau Province to issue an emergency warning on Tuesday.
August 07, 2019 | 06:26 pm GMT+7

National highway section in Mekong Delta collapses into river

A 100 m section of National Highway 91 in the Mekong Delta, which had developed a crack, broke away and fell into a river Thursday.
August 01, 2019 | 01:36 pm GMT+7

Mekong Delta parched as river dries up upstream

Farmers in the Mekong Delta are grappling with drought and worsening water salinity in rivers due to the El Niño effect.
August 01, 2019 | 11:18 am GMT+7

Climate crisis stares Mekong Delta closer in the face

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta faces many climate change problems, but these have exacerbated at a much faster pace than predicted.
June 18, 2019 | 08:29 pm GMT+7

Riverside erosion sinks eight Mekong Delta houses

Eight houses along the Nam Can River were washed away Monday by land erosion, which seriously threatens the Mekong Delta.
June 11, 2019 | 08:11 am GMT+7
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