Chộn rộn miền Tây mùa nước đang nổi

08/08/2017 09:02 NLĐ

Những ngày này, miền Tây chộn rộn hẳn lên theo con nước đang dâng.

Chộn rộn miền Tây mùa nước đang nổi - Ảnh 1.

Trên một số cánh đồng lũ ở giáp biên giới Campuchia thuộc tỉnh An Giang, người dân đã bắt đầu đi đặt dớn và thu hoạch những con cá, tôm đầu tiên khi mùa lũ bắt đầu – Ảnh: CHÍ QUỐC

Trên cánh đồng lũ xã Phú Hội, nơi tiếp giáp vùng biên giới Campuchia, dớn đã được đặt dày đặc. Cảnh mua bán sản vật mùa lũ như tôm, cua, cá, rắn… diễn ra ngay trên cánh đồng lũ tạo thành nét đặc trưng của người dân vùng này.

Năm nay lũ lên nhanh, đột ngột nên theo người dân địa phương lượng cá đánh bắt được cũng không bằng mọi năm. Tiếp tục đọc

Mekong Delta during the flood season

Last update 11:07 | 10/08/2017

People in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam are busy fishing when the flooding season has come.

On the fields of An Giang Province’s Phu Hoi Commune, nets have been laid to catch fish, crabs and snakes.

Huynh Van Tai, a local resident who has much experience in fishing during the flooding season, said that this year the flooding arrived earlier than expected so many people had not yet prepared for the work.

Bui Thi Suong in Dong Thap Province’s Hong Ngu District said that earlier, his family earned bigger income from fishing on the flooding season. She even hired dozens of workers for the work. However, in recent years, the seafood source has much decreased.

These days, she and her husband are taking advantages of the flooding season to catch some fish for sales in the market.

Some photos of the busy farmers in the Mekong Delta region in the flooding season:


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On the fields of An Giang Province Tiếp tục đọc

Early floods threaten Mekong rice fields


Update: August, 05/2017 – 09:00

First responders: Local youth association members join farmers on the field during early harvest to cut losses.

Early season flooding and heavy rainfall have severely damaged thousands of hectares of rice fields in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.Water levels in the province hit 2.37m last Friday, 1.53m higher than previous year’s figure. Water levels rose approximately 5-10cm every day. Tiếp tục đọc

Land subsidence, rising seas threaten Mekong Delta

Last update 16:34 | 03/08/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The sustainable development of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta faces many threats, especially the rising sea level, worsening land subsidence and declining sedimentation, Dr Le Xuan Thuyen of the University of Natural Sciences has warned.

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A severe landslide that occurred along a bank of the Tien River in Thanh Binh District in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap last April. 

Speaking at a seminar last Thursday in HCM City titled “Challenges for sustainable development of the Mekong Delta,” Thuyen said: “The delta is formed by sediments and fairly steady sea levels. Now the two elements are no longer present and so the delta is facing an uncertain future.” Tiếp tục đọc

24 climate change response projects to be launched till 2020

Last update 09:32 | 01/08/2017

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has submitted a plan to the government to launch 24 climate change response projects in the Mekong Delta for 2017-2020, including nine transit and 15 new projects.

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The projects focus on building and upgrading sea and river dykes in key areas, constructing salinity control systems and fresh water reservoirs for production, plant and restore coastal mangrove forests and create sustainable livelihoods for the people.

The total cost is estimated at 11 trillion VND (478 million USD), including 3,269 billion VND for transit projects and the remaining for new projects.

Tran Phong, Director General of the Vietnam Environment Administration’s southern chapter, said the total funding for 2017-2020 climate change response projects increase 2.7-fold from the previous period.

The Steering Committee for Southwestern Region reported that coastal and riverside land erosion in the Mekong Delta remained complicated in the first half, especially in Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, Tra Vinh and Ben Tre provinces.

Kien Giang records 70km of coastal land erosion, 30 km of which faces serious erosion. Meanwhile in Ca Mau and Bac Lieu, the disaster greatly hurts aquaculture.


Thủy điện Pắc-Beng (Lào): Nguy cơ lớn cho đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long

06:43 AM – 06/05/2017 TN

Nguồn lợi thủy sản Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long sẽ bị ảnh hưởng nghiêm trọng /// Ảnh: Công Hân
Nguồn lợi thủy sản Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long sẽ bị ảnh hưởng nghiêm trọng ẢNH: CÔNG HÂN

ĐBSCL sẽ tiếp tục đối mặt với nguy cơ xâm nhập mặn, xói lở, mất nguồn lợi thủy sản nếu dự án thủy điện Pắc-Beng do Trung Quốc đầu tư xây dựng ở Lào hoạt động.

Tại hội thảo Tham vấn dự án (DA) thủy điện Pắc-Beng của Lào trên dòng chính sông Mê Kông ngày 5.5, ông Trần Đức Cường, Phó chánh văn phòng thường trực Ủy ban Sông Mê Kông VN, cho biết DA thủy điện Pắc-Beng thuộc H.Pắc Beng, tỉnh Oudomxay, Lào, cách thủ đô Vientiane hơn 600 km về phía thượng lưu, cách biên giới VN 1.933 km. Tiếp tục đọc

Locals team up against sand thieves in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/29/2017 14:30 GMT + 7

Residents on Doi Islet, located in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, approach a boat of sand thieves.

Residents on an islet in Ben Tre Province, located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, are taking a stand against sand thieves.

The illegal exploitation of sand along the Tien (Front) River has been the main cause of subsidence and house collapse in Con Doi (Doi Islet) in Tan Phu Commune, Chau Thanh District, but locals have finally had enough.

Residents of the area have begun patrolling it to protect their home, despite threats from sand thieves. Tiếp tục đọc

Vietnam’s rice granary endangered by water shortage

Last update 10:54 | 20/06/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The weaker water flow towards the downstream Mekong River has caused drought in  The Mekong Delta, affecting the livelihood of millions of people in the area.

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The rains in June 2017 helped cool down the land in the Delta. The Central Hydrometeorological Forecast Center said the floods this year may be a little higher than previous years.

This is a great opportunity for locals to store water in the context of big changes in the Mekong water flow due to water exploitation in the upper course by hydropower plants and water diversion projects. Tiếp tục đọc

CGIAR WLE Mekong resources

CGIAR: Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research

WLE: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

Greater Mekong: The Greater Mekong Region


WLE Greater Mekong resources include:

Resource Repository

A searchable repository of resource outputs including papers, posters, videos and presentations. Many from the 12 years (2002-2014) of CPWF. Access here.

State of Knowledge Papers

Highlighted separately, this series presents easy-to-read and comprehensive papers about subjects relevant to Mekong hydropower development. Access here


The Dams Map and Portal displays all known dams in our four focus river basins. Here you can also find access to our dams database. Access here.


Mekong Delta’s tourism sector seeks ways to take off

Last update 16:13 | 10/06/2017

Experts and travel operators gathered at a workshop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on June 9 to seek ways to promote the region’s tourism potential.

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Dr. Ho Thanh Tam, from the Can Tho College, underlined the need to develop infrastructure, create a favourable investment environment for tourism, enhance connections among localities, build special tourism products and promote personnel training for the sector.

The regional provinces and cities should call for more domestic and foreign investment in local infrastructure facilities by offering open mechanisms and simplifying administrative procedures, Tam said. Tiếp tục đọc

Chỉ đúng nguyên nhân ĐBSCL sạt lở và các khuyến nghị

BĐV – Bài viết của GS.TSKH Nguyễn Ngọc Trân – Nguyên Chủ nhiệm Chương trình cấp Nhà nước Điều tra cơ bản tổng hợp ĐBSCL về tình hình sạt lở ở khu vực này.

Tình hình sạt lở bờ sông, bờ biển ở ĐBSCL ngày càng nhiều và nghiêm trọng.

Các nguyên nhân cơ bản thường được nói đến thời gian gần đây là do thiếu hụt trầm tích bị các đập thủy điện trên dòng chính sông Lancang – Mekong giữ lại, và do lạm khai thác cát sông.

Hiểu sâu để có giải pháp tốt. Nhằm mục đích này, xin đóng góp một số ý kiến vào nhận thức khách quan vấn đề sạt lở và từ đó một số việc cần làm theo thiện ý của tác giả.

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Tóm tắt các vấn đề về ĐBSCL

Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long ĐBSCL hiện nay đang đối diện một số vấn đề nghiêm trọng.

Vấn đề năng lượng

Đây có lẽ là vấn đề dễ giải quyết nhất đối với VN. Hai nguồn năng lượng tái tạo – NLTT, renewable energy – chính (mặt trời và gió) đủ để giải quyết năng lượng cho cả VN chứ không riêng gì ĐBSCL. Hiện nay giá năng lượng tái tạo càng ngày càng rẻ vì các tiến bộ kỹ thuật. Tuy nhiên VN hiện nay lệ thuộc 100% vào năng lượng hóa thạch (fossil energy) vì than và xăng dầu còn rẻ. Ông Điện lực VN lại là nhà độc quyền nên chẳng muốn thay đổi gì. Tiếp tục đọc

The top tours from HCM City

Last update 14:57 | 29/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Here are the top Saigon tours, which range from full-day trips to the iconic Chu Chi Tunnels to boat cruises through the vast Mekong Delta.

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Explore the underground passageways used by Vietnam liberation soldiers during the Vietnam War as you head to the Cu Chi tunnels with an experienced guide.

Learn how the extensive subterranean world was created, watch engaging documentaries about its use, and get the chance to fire an AK-47 assault rifle. Tiếp tục đọc

Understanding the nexus in the Mekong region


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Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017

Last update 07:40 | 09/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of growth stagnation in the Mekong Delta in recent years have been blamed on climate change, which has contributed to drought and saline intrusion.

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The growth rate declined in the 2010-2016 period, especially in the last three years, with considerable decreases in 2015 and 2016 due to climate change effects.

The volume of water flowing to the delta has decreased seriously. The Mekong Delta lives on agriculture and fisheries, with services and industries all related to farm produce distribution and processing.

Le Anh Tuan from Can Tho University, in his article on Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, warned that 2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000.

2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000. 

When rains finished in December 2016 and early 2017, signs of water shortage and saline intrusion at estuaries began appearing.

In late January 2017, the salinity measured in the area 20-25 kilometers from the coastline to the mainland was 2 percent. It is expected to increase rapidly in the dry season. Tiếp tục đọc