Experts believe that it is necessary to think of measures to lead water to the Mekong Delta through a transmission network to save the area from severe drought and saline intrusion. According to Vu Trong Hong, former Deputy Minister of Irrigation, now MARD, this year’s drought season has not reached its peak, and building more seawater prevention sluices is an expensive but ineffective measure. … [Read more...] about Should water be transferred from east to west to save the Mekong Delta?
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As my thoughts escalate in my head, I’m often brought back to earth by the Vietnamese wandering pass the coffee shop, the blind vendors peddling pens and tissues, the old ladies carrying kilos of veggies to the markets, or the young ‘ice boy’ delivering blocks of ice by 6:00 am around town. … [Read more...] about Strange days in Vietnam
Supermarket employees hand out masks to customers as they enter, as Austria implements new rules compelling people to cover their faces in public places to slow the spread of coronavirus. Photo: AFP There was the additional consideration of how this would impact on Austrians' normal variety of "insults, nagging and grouching," the piece added. … [Read more...] about Shoppers and nudists get to grips with masks in virus battle