Vietnam PM consents to accepting S.Korean ODA for key Mekong Delta road

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Vietnam PM consents to accepting S.Korean ODA for key Mekong Delta road
A map details the location of the future My An-Cao Lanh road in the road network of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region. Graphic: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s prime minister has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance to construct a key road in the Mekong Delta using official development assistance (ODA) loans from South Korea.

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Mekong Delta protective forests wiped away by rising waters

Last update 07:20 | 14/04/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Thousands of households along the coast in Ca Mau province have been living in fear as hundreds of meters of protective forests have been lost to the sea each year.

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Nguyen Cong Tuan of Dat Mui commune recently drove reporters to the Vam Xoay seaport, about two kilometers away from the central area of the commune.

“The sea here is compared with an ‘evil genius’. Strong big waves can sweep away houses and properties and threaten our lives any time,” he said, pointing to the seaport, where big waves were hitting the shore and roaring. Tiếp tục đọc “Mekong Delta protective forests wiped away by rising waters”

Mongabay series: Vietnam sweats bullets as China and Laos dam the Mekong

Vietnam sweats bullets as China and Laos dam the Mekong

Mongabay Series:
Part 1 – Will climate change sink the Mekong Delta?
Part 2 – Vietnam sweats bullets as China and Laos dam the Mekong
Part 3 – Mother Nature and a hydropower onslaught aren’t the Mekong Delta’s only problems
Part 4 – A plan to save the Mekong Delta

6 October 2016 / David Brown

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Cửu Long có phải là 9 Rồng?

Mekong-Cuu Long Dec. 9, 2016


Sông Cửu Long ( người Âu Mỹ gọi là Mê Kông ) là một trong những con sông lớn nhất trên thế giới. Xuất phát từ vùng núi cao tỉnh Thanh Hải ( Trung Quốc), băng qua Tây Tạng theo suốt chiều dài tỉnh Vân Nam, qua các nước Myanma,Thái Lan, Lào, Campuchia trước khi đổ vào miền Nam Việt Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “Cửu Long có phải là 9 Rồng?”

Vietnam, Laos Tackle South China Sea, Mekong in Bilateral Meeting

Last week, Laos’ newly elected president visited Vietnam in a bid to boost ties following leadership transitions in the two communist neighbors.

Bounnhang Vorachith, who clinched the post of Laos’ Communist Party chief back in January before being appointed president on April 20 by the National Assembly, made his official visit to Vietnam, which had also just finished going through its quinquennial Party Congress. The visit, which was his first overseas trip, lasted from April 25 to 27 and saw him meet with several top Vietnamese officials in Hanoi, including General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Vietnam’s first ever chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan. The Lao president then wrapped up his trip with a visit to Ho Chi Minh city. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam, Laos Tackle South China Sea, Mekong in Bilateral Meeting”