Vietnam faces $3bn annual crop losses from rising saltwater levels

March 18, 2024

Vietnam faces nearly $3 billion a year in crop losses as more saltwater seeps into arable land, state media reported Sunday, citing new research. Saltwater levels are often higher in the dry season but they are intensifying due to rising sea levels, droughts, tidal fluctuations, and a lack of upstream freshwater. Ben Tre province could face roughly $472 million in losses, according to the study, which was presented Friday at a conference on water resource management. Greater losses were forecast for the region in the future, rising over $3.1 billion, the study said. The delta suffered an unusually long heatwave in February, leading to drought in several areas and low water levels in the region's canals.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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