Floods wreak havoc on northern, central Vietnam
Monday,  Oct 16,2017,18:24 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Downpours and flashfloods left devastating damages in the northern and central regions over the weekend, with at least 60 people reported dead and 37 others missing by Saturday.
HCMC hires private firm to fight inundation
Tuesday,  Oct 3,2017,18:29 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Steering Center of the HCMC Urban Flood Control Program on behalf of the city government and Quang Trung Industry JSC initialed a contract to fight flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh Street after three times testing a huge pumping station installed there.
Comprehensive plan for Mekong Delta needed to cushion climate change impacts
Thursday,  Sep 28,2017,21:16 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Mekong Delta is in dire need of a comprehensive master plan for cushioning the negative impacts of climate change, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung told a conference on the region’s sustainable and climate-resilient development in Can Tho City on September 27.
Mekong Delta needs VND153 trillion for climate change responses
Wednesday,  Sep 27,2017,22:30 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Mekong Delta will need VND153 trillion (around US$6.7 billion) between now and 2020 to cope with climate change, improve resilience and promote green development, said Pham Hoang Mai, head of the Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Dam projects threaten sustainable development in Mekong Delta
Wednesday,  Sep 27,2017,22:22 (GMT+7)
CAN THO - Hydropower projects in the upper reaches of the Mekong River and Thailand’s water transfer projects are posing a big threat to sustainable development in the Mekong Delta, experts said in Can Tho City on September 26.
O Mon 1 oil-fueled power plant to switch to gas in 2021
Friday,  Sep 22,2017,18:25 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – O Mon 1 fuel oil-fired power plant in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will switch to running on gas in 2021, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.
Bac Lieu to build solar power plant
Monday,  Sep 18,2017,18:55 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A 300-MW solar power plant will be built in Dong Hai District in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu at a total cost of US$450 million, local media reports said.
Hiroshima to join forces with Mekong Delta in waste treatment
Thursday,  Sep 14,2017,19:31 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – Enterprises from Japan’s Hiroshima are willing to invest in many waste treatment projects in the Mekong Delta, initially in Can Tho City and Soc Trang provinces, according to an agreement signed in Can Tho on September 12.
Lee & Man admits to offensive odors
Thursday,  Sep 14,2017,19:29 (GMT+7)
HAU GIANG – Vietnam Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, whose pulp mill is located in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, has admitted its pulp mill is causing unpleasant odors, heard a working session on September 13.
Coal-fired power projects should accompany renewable energy production
Tuesday,  Sep 12,2017,19:20 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Coal-fired thermal power projects with a capacity of 1,000 MW should also be equipped with advanced technologies to generate at least 30MW of renewable energy, said Le Anh Kien, deputy director of the Institute for Tropical Environment.
Cement makers warn city of costs if production is halted
Monday,  Sep 11,2017,19:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC - HCMC can suffer extra costs of VND1.4 trillion (US$62.15 million) if it invests in cement distribution facilities to replace cement grinding plants which will be shut down to prevent pollution, said a representative of Ha Tien 1 Cement JSC.
Lee & Man pulp mill accused of polluting environment again
Monday,  Sep 11,2017,19:25 (GMT+7)
HAU GIANG – The controversial pulp mill of Vietnam Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing Ltd, which is located in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang, has been accused of causing environmental pollution again by local residents.
Vietnam to build environment monitoring system in central region
Friday,  Sep 8,2017,00:08 (GMT+7)
HANOI – The Prime Minister has approved a VND320 billion (US$14 million) project to build a maritime environment monitoring and warning system for the four central provinces affected by the Formosa-caused environmental pollution incident.
Experts say Mekong Delta bears brunt of power development consequences
Monday,  Aug 28,2017,22:29 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The Mekong Delta is seeing numerous thermo-power projects being developed there to supply power to other localities, which experts said at a seminar last week are unfair for the region due to bad consequences such as environmental pollution and health problems.
APEC Food Security Week takes place in Can Tho
Thursday,  Aug 17,2017,21:15 (GMT+7)
CAN THO – The APEC Food Security Week will kick off in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on Friday, with numerous seminars focusing on the issue of food security against challenges posed by climate change, organizers said.
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