An Giang seeks emergency funds from Govt to deal with landslide aftermath

The An Giang Province People’s Committee has asked the Government for VNĐ123 billion (US$5.4 million) worth of emergency aid to deal with the aftermath of the severe landslide along the Vàm Nao River two weeks ago. The money is needed for filling a crater in ...

Fast track gains seen in tax, customs procedures

The finance ministry will build on the successes it has recorded last year in implementing a Resolution on improving the business improvement, Ngô Hữu Lợi, head of its Legal Department, tells the Vietnam News Agency. What are general results of the Finance Ministry implementing Resolution 19/2016/NQ-CP ...

Landslides threaten 11 households in Đồng Tháp

Cả Lách Canal in Bình Thành Commune, Thanh Bình District, southern Đồng Tháp Province, was hit by landslides during the past week, threatening 11 houses. This was stated by the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD). The landslide section is 150m in length, ...

Home-stay tourism in Vietnam aims to tap huge foreign potential

Home-stay services are becoming popular across Vietnam, with many people turning their houses into tourist dwellings to welcome foreign visitors. Tran Thanh Hung, 45, of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, has spent 800 million dong (Bt1.24 million) to upgrade and expand his house. Located ...

Đà Nẵng tops competitive index

Đà Nẵng maintained its status as the most competitive locality in the country, topping the Provincial Competitiveness Index 2016 for the fourth consecutive year and seventh year at the top position since the rank was announced. The annual report, the 12th of is kind so ...

Australia aids community infrastructure projects

The Australian Consulate General in HCM City on February 22 awarded Direct Aid Programme grants worth more than around US$144,500 to 11 projects for the 2016-17 period. The projects, based in the central and southern regions, span a range of sectors from community healthcare to small-scale ...

Paddy prices rise as winter-spring crop ready for harvest

Domestic paddy prices have increased by 12 per cent as the winter-spring crop in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta is ready to be harvested. In An Giang Province, fresh paddy IR50404 is being sold at VNĐ4,500-4,600 per kilo, high-quality paddy VNĐ4,700-4,800, and dried high-quality paddy ...

Increase in drug-resistant TB in southwest

An increase in the number of resistant-TB cases has occurred in the southwestern region of Việt Nam, according to the head of the region’s national TB prevention and control office. At a conference on TB prevention held last week in Cần Thơ, Dr Nguyễn Thị ...

Experts call for water storage for Mekong Delta

Environmentalists have underscored the importance of finding ways to store and share water resources in the Mekong Delta as climate change is inflicting huge damage on the arable delta. At a seminar in Can Tho City on January 10, they agreed this was a measure to ...

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