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  • 10 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to deliver the first integrated Master Plan for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, funded by the World Bank. According to their announcement, the plan will set out development orientations and spatial planning across different disciplines in the Mekong Delta to 2030, with a further view towards 2050. “The geographical situation […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Government of the Netherlands has granted $2.17 million to the Mekong River Commission in support of its MRC Strategic Plan for 2016-2020 including the Flood Management and Mitigation Initial Studies. The agreement was signed in Vientiane, Laos on 23 January, by Dr. Pham Tuan Phan, Chief Executive Officer of the MRC Secretariat and Ms. […]

  • 3 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICPM) has just released this very interesting video named ‘Mekong Delta Climate Resilience Initiative’. The Mekong Delta is home to 17 million people and is Vietnam’s most important agricultural region. Producing 55 per cent of the country’s rice, the Mekong Delta feeds more than 245 million people worldwide. But the […]

  • 3 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Mekong Water Technology Innovations Institute (Mekong Water Innovation) has proposed piloting a soil bank model for better management of canal dredging and for generating revenue from dredged soil in the Mekong Delta region. Trinh Cong Van, director of the Institute, said at a conference on solutions to climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    Transport productivity along the Vietnam’s waterways is expected to increase by 72%, thanks to the construction of ports and harbors, and dredging work along the Mekong Delta. According to a Transport Ministry plan, the Delta’s waterways will eventually be able to handle 83 million tonnes of cargo a year. The five-year plan primarily focuses on […]

  • 8 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The causes of worsening land erosion along rivers and the coast in the Mekong Delta were analysed at a seminar held in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on June 6, VNA announced. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said that among various reasons, impacts from development process in upstream […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following on from the Delta Scenarios for the Delta Plan in the Netherlands, Deltares is now also involved in drafting the socio-economic scenarios for the Mekong Delta Plan in Vietnam. Alongside climate change, socio-economic developments in that country are vital factors determining the use of land and water in the Mekong Delta. Scenarios important in […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A consortium led by international engineering and project management consultancy service provider Royal HaskoningDHV has drawn up a plan for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta that will deliver sustainability and protection for this important agricultural area. The plan describes the strategic vision for the Delta until the year 2100 and involves the industrialisation of agriculture, the sustainable […]

  • 23 January 2013

    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered government planners Tuesday to draw up a master plan to dredge sand from the Mekong River, saying it was aimed at restoring shallow areas along the waterway. Sand that is dredged from Cambodia’s portion of the river can also be exported to draw more revenue for the country, he […]

  • 27 August 2012

    The Sahrika reports that around 50 villagers in Kandal province protested yesterday in an attempt to stop the sand dredging operation on the Mekong River. “The activity of sand dredging has severely affected our villagers’ lands and houses,” said village representative Tuy Phy. Kandal province residents believe that the Mekong River sand dredging has allegedly […]

  • 18 June 2012

     Viet Nam News Provincial authorities in Mekong have taken measures to improve safety for people, crops and other properties during the 2012 flooding season, reports  Viet Nam News. An Giang Province has invested VND160 billion (US$7.65 million) in dredging irrigation networks to protect over 125,000 hectares under the autumn-winter rice crop and 24,000 hectares under […]

  • 23 January 2012

    The Dutch government’s NL Agency has awarded a contract for the provision of consultancy services for the Mekong Delta Plan in Vietnam to a consortium headed by consultancy and engineering firm DHV. Other members of the consortium include Royal Haskoning, Wageningen University & Research Centre, Deltares, RebelGroup and UNESCO-IHE. With its 17 million inhabitants, the […]

  • 2 January 2012

    While the seaports in HCM City and Ba Ria-Vung Tau have been always overloaded, the ports in the west of the southern region can only …   (vietnamnet) [mappress] Source: vietnamnet, January 2, 2012;

  • 9 September 2011

    The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces will increase the combined capacity of their ports system from 15.7 million tonnes in 2010 to 28…   (vietnamnews) [mappress] Source: vietnamnews, September 9, 2011

  • 18 January 2011

    The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank yesterday held a meeting to discuss a US$600 million project to upgrade six urban areas in… (vietnambusiness) [mappress] Source: vietnambusiness, January 18, 2011;

  • 15 June 2010

    A dispute over a sand-dredging operation on the Mekong River in Kandal province’s Khsach Kandal district was resolved Sunday after the… [mappress] Source: phnompenhpost, June 15, 2010;

  • 7 June 2010

    Around 200 villagers living along the Mekong River in Kandal province protested Sunday against sand-dredging operations that they say are… [mappress] Source: phnompenhpost, June 7, 2010;

  • 28 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended a ceremony December 27 to begin construction on a waterway passage to the Hau River for heavyweight vessels in the Mekong Delta’s Province of Tra Vinh… Source: Saigon Daily, December 28, 2009 [mappress]

  • 16 December 2009
    Project & Tenders

    Engineering consultancy DHV has won the contract to improve the navigability on 250 kilometers of the Mekong river in Vietnam… Source: New Civil Engineer, December 16, 2009

  • 9 November 2009
    Project & Tenders

    TOKYO: Japan yesterday pledged $5.5 billion in aid over three years for Southeast Asia’s five Mekong River nations, seeking to deepen ties with the region as China’s influence grows… Source: Bangkok Post, November 7, 2009;

  • 5 November 2009
    Project & Tenders

    The government has agreed to grant more than VND4 trillion (US$224 million) from the state budget for a project to upgrade the main waterway between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta, a local official said Tuesday… Source: Thanh Nien News, November 4, 2009

  • 25 August 2009

    The volume of sand exported to Singapore from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in the first half of 2009 was equivalent to the total exports of the last ten years. Ironically, most of it is shipped under falsely backdated contracts… More: VietNamNet

  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV recently looked back on a very successful Dutch trade mission to Vietnam with specific focus on climate resilience and socio-economic development through improved inland waterway transport. During the mission Royal HaskoningDHV signed a multimillion-euro World Bank funded contract to make the Mekong Delta, which is home to millions of people, more resilient to […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Louisiana’s Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority (CPRA) and America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) will host two leadership roundtables on October 24 and 25, bringing together a diverse group of coastal interests to focus on implementing and financing the state’s coastal master plan. The meetings will take place at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU […]

  • 20 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is studying the effects of bank erosion in the Mekong River during workshops taking place this week in Siem Reap. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of the Interior, the workshops will be held April 18-21 (national level) and April 25-28 (sub-national […]

  • 29 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    World Water Works, a hydraulic engineering conference and exhibition, will be held on 23 and 24 March 2016 at Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium. This event will cover topics from hydraulic engineering, the accessibility of ports and waterways, coastline and shoreline projects, bridge, lock and tunnel building and the design and construction of offshore seaports. The […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) has just released an article explaining how climate change influences the river deltas and what has been done to mitigate the risk. Asia has many major, important river deltas, including the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in India/Bangladesh, which is considered to be the largest in the world; Mekong, Vietnam; Chao Phraya, […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    During the recent International Conference on “Deltas in Times of Climate Change II”, the Delta sessions that focused on the current status and future development of river deltas in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Myanmar, USA, Colombia, Egypt and the Netherlands sparked a huge interest among visitors. Eight cases were presented according to a framework of […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai, Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai and Deputy Ambassador of Belgium in Vietnam Geert Vansintjan initiated the second phase of the Soai Rap River dredging project on Saturday, June 21, reported vietnamnews.vn. The 54 kilometer long route of the Soai Rap Waterway dredging project, […]