Ha Thanh Toan, rector of Can Tho University, delivers a speech at an international workshop on Mekong water security risks Vietnam very concerned about impacts from dams

As nations in the Greater Mekong Subregion suffer a rise in water shortages and salinity intrusion, governments need to cooperate in order to safeguard the livelihood of residents in the river basin and their diverse cultures, speakers at an international workshop on water security risks and narratives in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta said last week.

Ha Thanh Toan, rector of Can Tho University in southern Vietnam, said mutual understanding and the sharing of information among the countries along the Mekong River was critical to reducing potential impacts caused by climate change.

Read more: Mekong nations urged to cooperate for environmental conservation


Forest management officials inspect a forest in the northern province of Tuyên Quang. – VNA/VNS Photo Read more at http://vietnamnews.vn/society/374723/vn-sets-goals-for-sustainable-forestry-development.html#Rl7awsPDwgw647Vw.99

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam aims to increase the nationwide forest coverage to 42 per cent by the year 2020, and 45 per cent by 2030.  

Read more: VN sets goals for sustainable forestry development


A truck transports timber to Vietnam from the Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Ratanakkiri province in January this year. Photo supplied

Illegal logging on a vast scale by Vietnamese loggers has stripped huge areas of protected forests in recent months, with fresh piles of felled timber and rutted logging routes in Ratanakkiri province flatly contradicting the government assurances the trade is over.

Read more: Logging ban flouted as Vietnamese nationals strip protected forests in Ratanakkiri


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