Bac Lieu’s aquatic exports soar in six months

The southern province of Bac Lieu earned more than 209 million USD from its export of aquatic products in the first half of this year, up 64 percent year-on-year, and equivalent to over 59 percent of the year's plan. Frozen shrimp topped the list with 20,770 tonnes, 41 percent higher than that in the same period last year. As many as 30 exporters of the product fulfilled their expected volume and made great profits. Competent agencies of the province spared no efforts to provide local … [Read more...]

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Bac Lieu seafood exports surge to $115 million

BAC LIEU (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu exported 14,800 tonnes of aquatic products in the first four months this year and earned US$115 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 42 per cent. In April alone, the locality shipped abroad 4,690 tonnes of frozen shrimp, with a revenue of $38 million. The result was attributed to the efforts of the enterprises in improving their processing and manufacturing process to improve the quality of products and reduce the … [Read more...]

Bac Lieu’s four-month aquatic export surges 42 percent

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu exported 14,800 tonnes of aquatic products in the first four months of this year and earned 115 million USD, representing a year-on-year increase of 42 percent. In April alone, the locality shipped abroad 4,690 tonnes of frozen shrimp, raking in 38 million USD. The result was attributed to enterprises' efforts in improving their processing and manufacturing process to better the quality of product and reduce the production cost. Bac Lieu's … [Read more...]

National festival seeks to preserve and uphold Don Ca Tai Tu

'Don Ca Tai Tu' is an indispensable part of the cultural heritage of Vietnam's southerners

Nhan Dan - 'Don Ca Tai Tu', the traditional musical art form of the south recently recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind, is to be honoured at a national festival scheduled in Bac Lieu province from April 24-29. >>> Don Ca Tai Tu receives UNESCO certificate >>> Preserving the true spirit of Don Ca Tai Tu The event promises festive days for local residents and Southerners in general. On the occasion, Party Central Committee member Vo Van Dung, who also serves as … [Read more...]

World intangible music genre sets Viet Nam’s records

Dan kim (moon-shaped lute), a Bac Lieu's cultural symbol, has set a new record of Viet Nam. — Photo Trung Thao

BAC LIEU (VNS) — Viet Nam Book of Records has recognised a giant artificial musical instrument and a cultural theatre in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu as the country's latest records. The largest and stylised kim (moon-shaped lute), the province's cultural symbol, receives the honour along with the Cao Van Lau Theatre and Culture and Art Exhibition Centre constructed in the shape of three conical hats. These two newly inaugurated projects were constructed for the first … [Read more...]

Price instability threatens Vietnam’s salt harvesters

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Bac Lieu, often called the salt capital of Vietnam, contains 2,368 hectares of salt fields. Twenty years ago, a single kilogram of salt sold for the same amount as 10 kilograms of rice. Today, the opposite is true. A kilogram of salt fetches VND700-1,000 (3-4.7 U.S. cents); 10 kilograms are worth even less than a single kilogram of rice. The delta's salt harvesters must sell 50 kilograms of salt in order to buy a bowl of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) in Hanoi. Early this year, the … [Read more...]

Central region food festival

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A food festival opened in the ancient capital city of Hue on June 28, introducing specialties of Vietnam, with the presence of officials from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and 11 provinces. This is part of the program of the National Tourism Year in the central coastal region in 2012, hosted by Thua Thien - Hue province. The most special cuisines of Hue, Quang Tri, Danang, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An in the central region, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hai Phong in the … [Read more...]

Bank official buys fake money, then gives himself up to police

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A senior official of a bank in the southern province of Bac Lieu has given himself up to police after buying fake bank notes 'worth' US$23,900 and then, for fear of detection, throwing some of them away. A fake bank note (upper) and a real one (for illustration only) Police arrest group with fake money Police bust fake ATM card ring Le Anh Duy, 33, director of a branch of Kien Long Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Hong Dan District, turned himself in to authorities on June 20, local police … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 22/6

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Former maritime chief wanted internationally Interpol's secretariat general has issued an internationally wanted notice for Duong Chi Dung, former head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, who fled on the country on May 17 after his serious economic offenses were uncovered. Duong Chi Dung. (Photo: Tuoi Tre) Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security had earlier issued a special wanted notice for Dung, 55, who had fled before an arrest warrant for him could be prepared. Dung, a native of Hai … [Read more...]

Bank official buys fake money, turns self in to police

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An official of a bank in southern Bac Lieu Province has given himself up to police after buying fake bank notes "worth" US$23,900 and then, for fear of detection, throwing some of them away. Le Anh Duy, 33, director of a branch of Kien Long Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Hong Dan District, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday, local police reported. Based on Duy's confession, the police later arrested his accomplice, Phan Van Hieu, 33, a resident of Hoa Binh District. Duy told … [Read more...]

Age-gap lovers commit suicide in motel

A married woman of 27 years old and a high-school boy were detected to have committed suicide in the room of a motel in the southern province of Bac Lieu on April 30. The boy, 19, died. The women was transported to the Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City for treatment on May 1, reported Bac Lieu's police agency. At 6pm of April 30, Ms. Nguyen Le Ha, manager of a motel in Bac Lieu city, went to a local police station to report about a couple who hired a room in the morning of April 29, but they had … [Read more...]

Creating Feature Tourism Products

Famous as a well-off land with temperate rain and sun, Bac Lieu has wide potential for tourism. Bac Lieu will do its best to complete the infrastructure to create preferential conditions for tourism development. Great potential

Bac Lieu is the venue of three cultures; Vietnamese (Kinh), Chinese, and Khmer, which form the unique characteristics of the people here. In communication, Bac Lieu people are very hospitable, enthusiastic and kind. They are hard-working and generous. Bac Lieu people love the art, especially traditional tunes. Bac Lieu is the home town of "Da co hoai lang" by late composer Cao Van Lau and one of the cradles of Southern folk music. Annually there are many festivals, such as "Quan Am Nam Hai", … [Read more...]

Tourism Attractions in Bac Lieu Southern Province

When visiting Bac Lieu province in the south of Vietnam, many visitors have the same opinion that the attraction of this well-off land is its tourist sites which went to the legend.

Uncle Ho Temple Uncle Ho Temple in Chau Thoi Commune, Vinh Loi District has been listed as a national historic relic. After President Ho Chi Minh passed way, to show the respect and regret for him, Vinh Loi District built the temple at Ba Chang A Village - Chau Thoi Commune. The 6,000 sq.m temple was built on the bank of the Ba Chang River. Behind the temple there is a gallery of more than 300 documents, objects and images under the two main themes: the life of President Ho Chi Minh with many … [Read more...]

Prisoner escapes the pot

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Police in Phu Duc commune in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province are keeping their eyes wide open, night and day, to ensure their latest prisoner doesn't escape. … [Read more...]

Farmers ignore shrimp warning

A shrimp pond in the Mekong delta town of Bac Lieu. Overbreeding of the white-legged shrimp will damage the environment and cause disease outbreaks, agriculture officials have warned, but farmers are not paying any heed, local reports say. - VNA/VNS Photo Huynh Su.

HCM CITY (VNS)- Farmers in Bac Lieu Province are expanding their white-legged shrimp ponds in unzoned areas despite warnings from local authorities that it could damage the environment and cause outbreaks of disease. … [Read more...]

Bac Lieu tackles climate change

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An anti-erosion dyke at Nhat Mat rivermouth in Bac Lieu under construction (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Bac Lieu’s seafood export value increases 45 percent

The southern province of Bac Lieu brought home more than 265.5 million USD from the export of seafood, mostly frozen shrimp, in the first eight months of this year, up 45 percent against year-on- year. Bac Lieu province is home to 33 export seafood processing factories with a total capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year. However, all facilities always run at just one third their capacity due to a shortage of raw materials. Local processing businesses fail to secure contracts with farmers and have … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 26/6

Jail terms for three upheld in bribery case The appeal court of HCM City's People's Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld the sentences of three persons on charges of offering and accepting bribes. The court upheld the seven-year jail term to the former chief of the southern province of Bac Lieu's People's Committee's Secretariat, Bui Thanh Hong for accepting a bribe from the Bac Lieu Housing Construction and Development Joint Stock Company. The court also upheld the 13-year imprisonment sentence … [Read more...]

Jail terms for three upheld in bribery case

HCM CITY (VNS) - The appeal court of HCM City's People's Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld the sentences of three persons on charges of offering and accepting bribes. The court upheld the seven-year jail term to the former chief of the southern province of Bac Lieu's People's Committee's Secretariat, Bui Thanh Hong for accepting a bribe from the Bac Lieu Housing Construction and Development Joint Stock Company. The court also upheld the 13-year imprisonment sentence to the company's former … [Read more...]

Top-5 tourist attractions in Vietnam’s southern Bac Lieu Province

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1. Cong Tu Bac Lieu's House Tourists can either visit or stay at the Cong Tu Bac Lieu (Prince of Bac Lieu) House. The facility has been partly converted into a hotel that offers guests the chance to experience the life of the province's prodigal sons. … [Read more...]