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Dam-building race threatens Mekong River

An ongoing drought and dozens of hydroelectric power plants are lowering water levels and damaging a fragile ecosystem.

Vietnam wants Japan to boost real estate, infrastructure investments

Vietnam has pledged to create ‘the best opportunities’ for Japan to increase investments in real estate and infrastructure.

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn

Sand mining from rivers is depriving many low-lying Asian deltas of the sediment they need to maintain themselves.
September 23, 2018 | 09:44 am GMT+7

No more dams, float solar panels instead: experts

After studying alternatives to mitigate the impacts of pending dam projects in Laos and Cambodia, experts say, just say NO.
July 30, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Mekong Delta’s splendors now a relic of the past

Development policies have all but destroyed the natural bounty that the delta was blessed with.
July 26, 2018 | 10:11 am GMT+7

Vietnam offers to help Laos after dam collapse disaster

Vietnamese leaders have offered assistance to Laos after a partly-constructed hydropower dam collapsed leaving at least 70 dead and hundreds missing.
July 24, 2018 | 11:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam, Mekong neighbors pledge more cooperation as demands on river grow

There were major concerns about the future of the river, with 20 dams planned on the upper Mekong in addition to eight already built.
January 11, 2018 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Power stacked against SE Asia's poor as China dams Mekong

'Even though there are less fish we are still trying because we don't have any other jobs and we have no land to farm.'
January 08, 2018 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

China's Silk Road threatens the mighty Mekong River

China has planned to blast open more of the river for bigger cargo ships.
May 04, 2017 | 10:41 am GMT+7

How beautiful aquatic flowers transform a Mekong Delta wetland

The purple flowers emerge from the water akin to a Monet masterpiece.
March 23, 2017 | 08:04 am GMT+7

Experts 'greatly disappointed' by yet another Mekong hydropower dam

Power-hungry nations are at risk of leaving 60 million people hungry if more dams are built.
January 17, 2017 | 03:19 pm GMT+7

We found you: Scientists discover 87 new species in Vietnam

'They are racing against time to ensure that these newly discovered species are protected,' the WWF has said.
December 19, 2016 | 03:44 pm GMT+7

Vietnam: beauty through a Turkish lens

A group of photographers from Turkey spent 16 days in places like Sa Pa, Hue, Hoi An and Nha Trang. Below are what caught their eyes.
August 18, 2016 | 07:00 am GMT+7

Dummy police taken off Vietnam's streets

The game is up for Can Tho's plastic cops.
July 13, 2016 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon chefs up the weird and the wonderful

The land of rivers in the west of southern Vietnam has long been a go-to destination for its fruit gardens, floating markets and legendary gastronomy that encompasses in itself the heat of the land and the hospitality of local people.
May 31, 2016 | 05:13 pm GMT+7
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