Thursday May 9, 2024


Various solutions are being taken to cope with its impacts, including the worsening drought and saltwater intrusion.

The Water Resources Institute (WRI) under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment estimated that losses caused by saltwater intrusion in this region stand at almost 70.17 trillion VND (2.7 billion USD) per year.

Meanwhile, clean water demand here will reach 2.5 – 2.7 million cu.m. per day by 2030 and 3 – 3.2 million cu.m. per day by 2040, the WRI said.

In the Government’s Resolution No. 120/NQ-CP issued in 2017 on the sustainable development of the Mekong Delta that adapts to climate change, this region is divided into three zones.

The core zone of freshwater, located upstream, always has freshwater, even in extreme conditions, so the region has been prioritised for rice and fruit cultivation along with freshwater aquaculture.

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