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According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the drought and salinisation have expanded in scale, spreading from the South Central Coast to the Mekong Delta. Rainfall and upstream water flow have been decreasing, which has been exacerbating salinisation since last December, causing the intrusion set in earlier and deeper than in previous years.
It is predicted that in the coming months, droughts, water shortages, and salinisation in the coastal provinces of the South Central Vietnam and the Mekong Delta will reach develop in a complex fashion that is difficult to predict. In the long term, due to the impact of climate change, rising sea-level, as well as increasing demand for water, and especially the exploitation of water in upstream areas, droughts, water shortages, and salinisation can occur more frequently and at more serious levels.
On June 3, 2020, the world's largest beer group AB InBev continued to collaborate with Vietnam Red Cross to donate 140,000 cans of drinking water for people affected by salinity and drought in Binh Thuan, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, and Tra Vinh provinces.
|Truong Van Toan, legal and corporate affairs director of AB InBev in Southeast Asia, presenting the donation to Nguyen Trong Nghia, deputy head of Vietnam Red Cross|
AB InBev continues to profess its spirit of solidarity with the community through meaningful action, following the gifting of 250,000 cans of water in isolated areas across the country on May 13, 2020.
With a unique production technology and an international production line for the world's leading beer brands such as Budweiser, Corona, Beck's Ice, these cans are reusable and completely harmless to the environment.
|140,000 cans of pure water were distributed among people affected by salinity and drought in Binh Thuan, Kien Giang, Soc Trang and Tra Vinh provinces|
Salinity and drought are serious problems affecting the lives of the people in the South Central Coast and Mekong Delta. Driven by its whole-hearted interest in social issues, AB InBev – a top 5 fast-moving consumer goods company in the world that occupies 25 per cent of the global beer output – is doing its utmost to provide tangible, meaningful support to those affected by salinity and drought.