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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.

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.

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

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

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

Key Mekong Delta bridge set to open this weekend

A long-awaited bridge over the Hau River in the Mekong Delta will open to traffic on Sunday.
May 18, 2019 | 09:26 am GMT+7

Sugar mill polluter in chief of Mekong Delta river

Authorities in Hau Giang Province have identified a sugar mill as the culprit responsible for polluting a river so badly that its waters turned black.
May 15, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese farmers are not clueless, but their game is rigged

Farmers are at the receiving end of asymmetric information in an imperfect market, and this needs to change.
March 22, 2019 | 04:50 pm GMT+7

Cai Rang Market: a floating existence rooted deep in the soil

In the Mekong Delta, trading on waterways has been a way of life for generations, but its novelty never wears off.
March 17, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Close shave with death: wall collapse survivors still in shock

Workers who barely escaped Friday’s deadly wall collapse in southern Vietnam have yet to pull themselves together.
March 16, 2019 | 09:07 pm GMT+7
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