Mar 28, 2016

China's dam to help Vietnam's drought, revive arid farming life

Ben Tre
Vietnam
by
Xinhua
Photo taken on March 20, 2016 shows the lower reaches of Jinghong Hydropower Station in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua/Hu Chao
Photo taken on March 20, 2016 shows the lower reaches of Jinghong Hydropower Station in Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna of southwest China's Yunnan Province. Photo: Xinhua/Hu Chao

According to the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the ongoing drought and saltwater encroachment in the Mekong Delta have made some one million people suffer from shortage of water for domestic use and caused losses of around 700,000 tons of rice.

Among 13 localities in the Mekong Delta, Ben Tre is being the hardest-hit by the drought and saltwater encroachment