Vietnamese official proposes diverting water from Saigon, Dong Nai Rivers to Mekong Delta to address saline intrusion

March 14, 2024

A provincial leader has recently proposed the construction of a canal connecting the Saigon and Dong Nai river systems to the Mekong River to mitigate saline intrusion in the delta of southern Vietnam. Tam highlighted that upstream countries significantly influence the Mekong River flow. It traverses southwest China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam. Tam suggested that diverting flows from domestic river systems like the Saigon River and Dong Nai River could meet the freshwater needs of Mekong Delta localities during drought and salinity seasons. Usual river salinity levels typically hover around 0.25/1,000, with thresholds at 0.5/1,000.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News