Mekong Delta Development Research Institute

Poor water management hits Delta

Date of Release: 
Sep 14 2015

HCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam's Mekong Delta, which is home to 18 million people, has suffered adverse consequences due to poor water resource management, a researcher at a Can Tho University think tank has said.

Ly Quoc Dang of the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute said his studies on water use in three hamlets in Soc Trang Province's coastal Tran De District found water conflicts occurring between farmers there.

"Shrimp farms are near rice fields, and so water is pumped from the river to breed shrimps and then is discharged into the rice fields, killing the crop."

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