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Mekong Delta looks to high-quality agriculture

Provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta have set to develop  high-quality agriculture combined with eco-tourism, services and industry as their ambitious targets this year. Located in a key economic region, with advantages in tourism, aquaculture and rice production, Kien Giang province, for instance, achieved ...

Network formed to create climate resilient rice in Mekong Delta

Five Mekong Delta provinces and 11 agencies have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in forming the Mekong Partnership for Climate Resilient Rice Research Network (MPCRR-N). The signatories were the departments of agriculture and rural development of An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu ...

Four million blue swimmer crabs released off Phú Quốc Island

More than four million pregnant blue swimmer crabs on Monday were released into the sea off Phú Quốc Island in an effort to replenish stocks in the area. Quảng Trọng Thao, deputy director of the Kiên Giang Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said ...

Mass clam deaths reported in Kiên Giang

Some 282 tonnes of clams and 14,000 cage-raised fish died in the days between Saturday and Tuesday in Hà Tiên Town and Kiên Lương District in Mekong Delta province of Kiên Giang, Lê Thanh Hưởng, deputy chairman of People’s Committee of Kiên Lương District told ...

Mass fish deaths occur in Kien Giang

Residents Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have discovered a large number of fish deaths on water surface along seashores of Kien Luong district and town of Ha Tien since May 7th. Director of the Kien Giang’s Department of  Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Nguyen ...

Phú Quốc to be ‘smart city’ by 2020

The Kiên Giang Province People’s Committee has approved making Phú Quốc a smart city by 2020. The project will be based on the Việt Nam Post and Telecommunications Corporation’s information communications technology infrastructure and the province’s e-governance. It seeks to develop Phú Quốc island into ...

Delta raw shrimp prices soar

Prices of raw shrimp have been increasing rapidly in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta since early February when shrimp processors returned to work soon after Tết (Lunar New Year), according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. In major shrimp farming provinces such as ...

Shifting sands: illegal VN sales to Singapore

Quite a few Vietnamese companies are taking advantage of sand dredging privileges authorised by the Government to rake in huge illegal profits, according to an expose by the Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper. The investigative series, entitled “Tracing Vietnamese sand drain to Singapore”, reported that at ...

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 ...

Vietnam facing water security challenges

Vietnam’s demand for water is skyrocketing while water resources are being depleted, certain river basins are being overexploited and competition for water resources is soaring. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said in a report that the basins of some rivers like Ma, Huong and ...

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