The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is completing the last steps of a project on planting one million hectares of high-quality specialized rice associated with green growth in the Mekong Delta to submit to the Prime Minister.
The water supply from the Mekong River to the Mekong Delta region is facing adverse conditions caused by El Nino, heatwaves, and delayed rainfall while the water flow depends on the operations of hydropower plants in the basin.
In addition to identifying the prioritized agricultural production sectors in the order of aquaculture, fruit trees, and rice, many resources have been invested in the Mekong Delta to cope with the issues caused by climate change.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development yesterday cooperated with the International Rice Research Institute to host a conference on technological solutions to grow high-quality, low-emission rice in Vietnam.
Over 15 years ago, some farmers from Bac Lieu and Ca Mau provinces began cultivating shrimps on Vinh Thuan alkaline soil in Kien Giang Province. It took approximately 5-6 years for shrimp farming to become stable in the area.
After more than five years of Resolution 120/NQ-CP coming to life, local authorities and people in the Mekong Delta have been gradually building up natural farming models, creating livelihoods for sustainable development.
Vietnam Food Association has just informed the price of Vietnamese 5-percent broken rice passes that of Thailand, becoming the leader in this segment, a milestone in the national target for rice export.
Ben Tre Province plans to kick off construction of a 53-km section of the southern coastal line running through provinces in the 2023-2025 period, Director of the provincial Transport Department Cao Minh Duc said on February 20.
The sand demand in the Mekong Delta is quite high, especially with the North-South Expressway project going on. Yet, the sand volume here is remarkably decreasing, leading to an urgent need for feasible proposals on sand exploitation.
Functional agencies in the Mekong Delta provinces of Vinh Long and Hau Giang are helping farmers find buyers for their king oranges as they are suffering exceptionally low prices because supply exceeds the market demands.
The Mekong Delta has faced saline intrusion since December last year, while the Central Highlands are entering its dry season. This calls for proper solutions from the local authorities to help citizens cope with the harsh situation.