Vietnam farmers struggle for fresh water as drought brings salinization

March 20, 2024

"It's a waste leaving the rice field empty like this because we don't have fresh water. The water Thuong bought is strictly for domestic use, from drinking, cooking to bathing, not for the crops. A young boy collects fresh water from a tank in Ben Tre province, where some are now forced to buy water for even domestic needs. His neighbour Nguyen Van Hung is luckier -- he has an abundant underground source for fresh water he can use to make money. "During time of drought and saline intrusion, I sell my fresh water to the neighbours.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News