The Directorate of Water Resources warned that with the forecasted level of saltwater intrusion in March and April this year, it is essential to prevent the possibility of water shortage of about 40,000 hectares of fruit trees in the Mekong Delta.
The National Center for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting yesterday said that saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta tends to gradually increase during March 1-10, notably the peak period for saline intrusion may occur between March 1 and March 3.
Prediction of less rainfall in the upstream area of Mekong River and Southern region along with average temperatures of 21 to 33 degrees Celsius for next several days are linked to report of the National Center for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting.
The Mekong Delta has never experienced the difficulties like the current period with tens of thousands of hectares of damaged fruit gardens and downward export due to prolonged drought, saline intrusion and Covid-19 pandemic.
The Standing Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday received financial assistance worth VND 34.6 billion (over US$ 1.46 million) and relief goods from 217 collectives and individuals to support activities against Covid-19, saline intrusion and drought.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center yesterday warned that the Central region was likely to brace for roasting climate, freshwater shortage and saline intrusion in this year’s dry season like the ongoing weather condition in the Southern region.