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Sugarcane farmers in Mekong Delta suffer losses due to low prices

The price of sugarcane has fallen from 700-800 VND a kilogramme at the beginning of the harvest season last October to 500-550 VND now, but there are still few buyers. In Cu Lao Dung district, sugarcane on many fields has become over-mature but their owners cannot ...

Vietnamnet reporter

Education Ministry confident about new enrollment measures

While Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung is concerned  about the surplus of bachelor’s degree graduates, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha is confident about the ministry’s efficiency of measures to streamline student enrollment. Dung, answering inquiries from National ...

Environmental groups call for reconsideration of thermal power plan

Several coal thermal power plants are expected to be built in the Mekong Delta under the 2011-2020 plan for national power development. What are the options for energy development in Vietnam? Under the national plan, 15 power plants would be built in the areas along Hau ...

Mass shrimp deaths in Tra Vinh

Changeable weather and careless farming in Tra Vinh Province has caused pollution and killed a large number of shrimp in the area. As of March, Tra Vinh had over 7,000 households raising nearly 600 million black tiger shrimp and 2,240 households raising 524 million white leg ...

Overseas Vietnamese finds solution to lack of freshwater in Mekong Delta

The Co Chien River in Tra Vinh province, at certain moments in the day, is the source of freshwater, an overseas Vietnamese man has discovered. A river water monitoring buoy provides a solution to local farmers to get freshwater for irrigation. For Vietnamese farmers, four elements, ...

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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