Prof. Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology, told the Voice of Vietnam online newspaper that Vietnamese central provinces are likely to suffer from severe drought and salt intrusion in the 2019-20 dry season. Severe drought hits central Vietnam Climate change: Quang Binh faces severe drought Water shortages loom for Hanoi as Da River dries up Sapa faces serious water shortage Professor Tran Thuc, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Meteorology and Hydrology. — Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn Is Vietnam included in the list of countries seriously hit by water shortage? Total rainfall in the Mekong basin from early June to July 25 this year is much lower than the average of the same period for many years – by 30 to 70 per cent. The water levels in the sub-Mekong region are also lower than the average water level for many years by between 2.5 to 5.5m. The water level in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam is also much … [Read more...] about Drought, water shortages pose a big threat for Vietnam
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Tom long, a kind of small crayfish the size of a thumb, is popular in the Mekong Delta area and is expensive for its size but worth every dong. Tom long lives in canals and waterways or along the banks of Tien and Hau rivers. The local farmers usually put bung, a tool to catch this shrimp, in the area with strong flows of water. The crayfish can even be raised in paddy-fields or small ponds. To cook tom long nau bong so dua, you need a half kilo of fresh catches. First, you need to wash them, cut their feelers and leave the shrimps in a basket until they dry. The next step is to cook a pot of water, wait until it boils and add some salt. Then you need to mince some lemon grass, red pepper and merge it all into hot water. After that, you put some sugar, monosodium glutamate, fish sauce, tomatoes, pineapple, and tamarind into the pot. The dish will be even tastier if you add some con me. A half kilo of flowers of so dua should be prepared for the next step. When the water boils, you have … [Read more...] about Tom long is the Mekong’s delicacy
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Monday that another reason could also be because of the presence of algae at the river bottom. The sections in Thailand's northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom and Laos' south-central town of Thakhek are now aquamarine, and the MRC said this could also be true of other parts of the river where low flows occur. The river flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and the region is experiencing one of its worst droughts ever. The MRC has done a preliminary analysis of the causes and potential impacts of the phenomenon. The fine sediments normally found in the fast flowing river and the great depth that give it its usual brownish color are conspicuously absent, making the water clearer. This means that, when sunlight hits the river, the water absorbs what is known as the "long-wavelength colors" at the red end of the light spectrum and makes the river look blue. This occurs only if the water level … [Read more...] about Mekong River turns aquamarine due to low flows
Mussels with rice/noodles This specialty can be found across the spectrum of restaurants Hue has to offer. A bowl of mussels with rice (you can also choose vermicelli or noodles as an alternative) includes raw vegetables and stir-fried mussels, topped with roasted peanuts and deep-fried pork skin. It is served with either fish sauce or shrimp paste. Suggested addresses: The food area at the foot of Trang Tien Bridge, Ba Hoa Restaurant at 11A Truong Dinh Street, a nameless restaurant on Tran Phu Street, or on Hen (mussel) Islet in Vi Da Ward. Hue beef noodles If you are not a fan of spicy food, be prepared before tasting bun bo Hue (Hue beef noodles). Unlike bun bo Hue served in Saigon and Hanoi, the original version in Hue packs a punch. Suggested addresses: O Kim Chu Diep Restaurant at 6 Tran Thuc Nhan Street, Cam Restaurant at 38 Tran Cao Van Street, Ong Vong Restaurant at 5 Nguyen Du Street, Ba Tuyet Restaurant at 47 Nguyen Cong Tru Street. Nam Pho crab noodles Banh canh … [Read more...] about 8 must-try dishes to give you a true taste of Hue
Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?