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(File pix) Wind turbines at a wind park in Bac Lieu province, Vietnam. Vietnam has abandoned a nuclear energy project signed in 2010 for economic reasons. Reuters photo

THE nuclear crisis that occurred in Fukushima, Japan, six years ago globally reignited the debate over the viability of nuclear power as an energy source.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the discussion

NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a strong plea for international cooperation in fighting climate change while addressing a panel discussion of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7.

The Vietnamese leader was the keynote speaker of the discussion on sustainable development, climate change, and energy.

Read more: International cooperation vital to fighting climate change: Vietnamese PM

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Scientists have once again raised their concerns about water security in the Mekong Delta, saying that hydropower dams on the Mekong River's upper course as well as Thailand, Laos and Cambodia’s plans to divert the river are the biggest threats.

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Le Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Can Tho University’s Research Institute for Climate Change, said the Mekong Delta is facing six challenges: climate change; population increase and migration; natural resources overexploitation; environmental degradation; hydropower dams; and Mekong diversion plans implemented by Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.

Read more: Hydropower dams, water diversion threaten Mekong Delta's water security

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