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China-South Korea competition grows in Vietnam

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — A Vietnamese delegation’s visit to China last week has underscored increasingly close economic ties between the territorial rivals, which analysts say is posing a challenge to the dominance of South Korean investment in Vietnam. Vietnam’s National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue led the high-level ...

Peh Hong Lim

Vietnam heatwave threatens farmers' livelihoods, worsens challenges for Mekong

HO CHI MINH CITY — A heatwave in Vietnam is worsening environmental conditions in the Mekong Delta region, and farmers and gig workers have told VOA the heat is causing grueling working conditions and cutting crop yields. The heatwave is fueled by the El Nino weather pattern ...

VOA News

Mekong Delta crossroads experiences chaos due to high tide

A high tide caused many houses and restaurants to be flooded, leading to prolonged congestion at the Trung Luong junction, where Highway 1A crosses Highway 60 in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang. By 4 p.m. on Sunday, many streets within a radius of one ...

Hoang Nam

Bridge ready to enter service across Can Tho River

Tran Hoang Na Bridge is 600 m long and 23 m wide. It crosses the Can Tho River to link Cai Rang District with the downtown district of Ninh Kieu. It cost VND791 billion (US$33.4 million), funded by the government from official development assistance. Work began in September 2020 and was set to be ...

An Binh

Regrow Selected as Independent Verifier for Mekong River Delta Emissions Reduction Initiative in Rice Production

‍Regrow Ag today shared details of its participation in the “Transforming Rice Value Chains for Climate Resilient and Sustainable Development in the Mekong Delta” project known as TRVC. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the project manager, the Netherlands Development Organization SNV, ...

Regrow Ag

Vietnam to purchase wind power from Laos: EVN

EVN urged the MoIT to review and submit to the Prime Minister the proposal to import electricity from the Trong Son Wind Power Plant, including additional planning for transmission lines. The purchase price for electricity from this project is 6.95 cents/kWh, equivalent to about VND1,700/kWh. The ...

Viet Nam News / Asia News Network

Nvidia to Expand Ties with Vietnam, Support AI Development

HANOI, VIETNAM — U.S. chipmaker Nvidia’s chief executive said on Monday the company will expand its partnership with Vietnam’s top tech firms and support the country in training talent for developing artificial intelligence and digital infrastructure. Nvidia, which has already invested $250 million in Vietnam, has so far ...

Reuters

Mekong Delta farmers implementing high technologies in crop planting

Farmer Tu Tan in Thoai Son District of An Giang Province joyfully sold his harvested rice at a price of VND8,800 (US$0.36) per kilo. Owning a large field of 35ha, this is the first time in his 40 years of growing rice that he has ...

Australia announces 2.5 million AUD grant for Mekong Delta's climate change adaptation

Can Tho (VNA) – Australia will provide 2.5 million AUD (1.64 million USD) for the “Business Partnership Platform: Climate Change Adaptation” programme designed to help businesses in the Mekong Delta region to adapt to climate change. The funding was announced at a ceremony held by the Australian Consulate General and ...

VNA

Vietnam jails fifth climate activist on tax charges

One of Vietnam’s best-known climate activists has been sentenced to three years in prison over tax evasion. Hoang Thi Minh Hong is the fifth Vietnamese activist to be jailed over the charge. Campaigners say it is part of a state-authorised move to silence criticism of the country’s ...

Jonathan Head

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