The Red River Basin is a transboundary river basin spanning parts of the People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Viet Nam. In Viet Nam, the basin encompasses 26 provinces including the capital city, Ha Noi, with a combined population of about 28 million people.
The Red River Basin Organization (RRBO) is a non-profit body under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam. The RRBO was established on April 9 2001 according to the Decision No. 39/2001 by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Dr. Pham Hong Giang, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development is Chairman of the RRBO.