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
The visitors joined the students in a life-skills training session where the girls practiced perseverance, critical thinking, negotiating, and leadership skills. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied by actresses Julia Roberts and Vietnamese-born Lana Condor and “Today Show” co-host Jenna Bush Hager were in Vietnam early this week to promote girls' education to help reach their full potential. Former US first lady Michelle Obama stands for a photo with female students at Can Giuoc High School in Long An province, Vietnam on Dec 9. Photo: AP On Monday [December 9], the visitors talked with girls at a high school in the Mekong Delta province of Long An to listen to the students talk about their schoolwork and challenges. The visitors talk with students. Photo: AP The visitors also joined the students in a life-skills training session where the girls practiced perseverance, critical thinking and negotiating and leadership skills that … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts promote girls’ education in Vietnam
Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?