List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020. The projects are categorized into five: technical infrastructure, social infrastructure, agriculture, processing and preserving and production-service sectors. No.ProjectLocalityTotal Capital(million USD)Investment modelContactI. TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE 1.1 Traffic infrastructure I.1.1 Roads 1 North-South expressway project, Ninh Binh - Thanh Hoa segment and Thanh … [Read more...]

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Tien Giang pledges investment incentives

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Province of Tien Giang last Saturday unveiled a list of 13 projects that require investment. Four of them, all of which are key projects, include the drainage and waste water treatment system in My Tho City, Tien Giang central square, Tan Phuoc Industrial zone, and the provincial administrative area. The projects require a total investment of US$360.7 million. The list also includes a project to build apartments for specialists and workers at the … [Read more...]

President inspects measures to cope with sea level rise

President Truong Tan Sang talks with dragonfruit growers in Tien Giang Province's Cho Gao District about the impacts of the sea level on their activities. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS0— President Truong Tan Sang is currently paying a working visit to the Mekong Delta, inspecting efforts being made to cope with rising sea levels. Sang visited the Go Cong sea dyke in Tien Giang province yesterday. The 21km sea dyke plays an important role in protecting the 54,400ha Go Cong fresh water zone that houses a 40,000ha production area on which thousands of locals earn their living. The Go Cong protective forest is widely-considered an effective shield to protect the … [Read more...]

Child-centred climate resilience programme launched

The Child-Centred Climate Change Resilience Programme in southern Tien Giang province, funded by the Australia Agency for International Development, was launched on April 16. The project, worth 8.1 billion VND (more than 387,000 USD), will be implemented from now to 2014 in seven communes where suffer impacts of climate change and sea water level rising. They include Gia Thuan, Kieng Phuoc, Phuoc Trung, Tan Dien communes and Vam Lang town of Go Cong Dong district, Binh Xuan and Binh Dong … [Read more...]

GOVERNMENT IN BRIEF 1/4

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Twinning with French court to aid consensus The Viet Nam Supreme People's Court and the Court of Cassation of France have established a twining relationship to create a legal foundation and favourable conditions for co-operation between the two countries legal and judicial sectors. An agreement was signed by Chief Judge of the Viet Nam Supreme People's Court Truong Hoa Binh and his French counterpart Vincent Lamanda in Paris, as part of Binh's visit to France last week. Under the … [Read more...]

President inspects sea level rise prevention in Mekong delta

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President Truong Tan Sang visiting residents in Tan Thieng commune, Cho Lach district in Ben Tre province (Image: VNA) President Truong Tan Sang is paying a working visit to the Mekong delta to inspect its efforts to cope with rising sea level. Sang visited the Go Cong sea dyke in Tien Giang province on March 31. The 21km sea dyke plays an important role in protecting the 54,400 ha Go Cong fresh water zone that houses a 40,000 ha production area on which thousands of locals are earning their … [Read more...]

Free freshwater supply for residents in Mekong Delta

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Authorities in provinces in the Mekong Delta will now supply free freshwater to people in the region to meet the severe shortage of clean potable water in this entire area. Dried river in the Mekong delta According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in Ben Tre Province, 63,000 households or 250,000 people are in dire need of freshwater, which has resulted in high costs for clean water, even higher than previous years, said the department. Freshwater for daily needs … [Read more...]

Tien Giang Cashing in on Local Resources to Draw Investment

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Lying on the western gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, Tien Giang province functions as a vital link in the centralised multiple model of the southern key economic zone that forms urban economic corridors in the Mekong Delta region. With its very important position of the transit region, with its huge production scale and high consumer demand in both Southeast and Southwest regions, Tien Giang province catches the interest of investors for its prime location, which helps reduce transportation costs … [Read more...]

Tien Giang Striving for Investment Attraction

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Being the province in the Southern Key Economic Zone and in the Mekong Delta, Tien Giang has much potential and strength to attract socio- economic investment. To study more about such potentials and advantages, Vietnam Business Forum had an interview with Mr Tran Van Dung, Director of Tien Giang Department of Planning and Investment. Ha Linh reports. Can you share about Tien Giang's investment attraction results in the first 6 months of 2012? In the first 6 months, the province licensed 13 … [Read more...]

Spring arrives at a fishing village

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(VOVworld) Spring has arrived at the coastal town of Vam Lang in the southern province of Tien Giang. This spring, local spirits are high because there has been a bumper fishing harvest. Ships full of fish, squid, and shrimp returning to Vam Lang just before Tet are good news for local fishermen and their families. After a month at sea, the Vam Lang fishing fleet returned home with 3 tons of squid, worth 2500 USD in profit for each vessel. Thanks to this bonaza, Huynh Van Sach enjoyed a … [Read more...]

Bomb disposal squad in peacetime

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There are nameless people who are quietly facing death to bring peace for others. In the early morning, Duoi Chuot canal in Hamlet 1, Ba Sao commune, Cao Lanh district in the southern province of Dong Thap woke up by the appearance of some strangers. An old man in bare feet ran towards strange men with cheerful attitude. "Oh God, I'm so glad to see you here!" That old man was Mr. Tran Van Minh who had been living in uncertainty for a time, since he unearthed a big bomb on his field. The … [Read more...]

HCM City Ports Face Stiff Competition

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Recently, Dong Tam Group and Vina Capital Group have recently kicked off the Long An international port, industrial service and urban zone in Tan Lap commune, Can Giuoc district, Long An province. In this complex, the Long An International Port is an important component. New southern competitor Lying 2.6 km along the Soai Rap River and 14 km from the harbour, Long An International Port is designed to accommodate ships with loads from 30,000 - 70,000 DWT. The port is expected to handle 2.5 … [Read more...]

Tapping Water-based Tourism in Southern Tien Giang Province

Tien Giang province, about 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City, is endowed with all favourable natural conditions to develop water-based tourism. A 32 km coastline and a thick waterway system have created advantages and attractions for tourism development.

Water-based civilisation Lying along the Tien River and stretching 120 km to the East Sea, Tien Giang has a very thick crisscrossing canal network, spotted by beautiful islets like Co Lich, Tan Phong, Ngu Hiep, Thoi Son, Tan Long and Con Ngang to create verdant gardens in all four seasons where famous fruits are growing like Hoa Loc mango, Ngu Hiep durian, oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, Vinh Kim Lo Ren star apple and Go Cong acerola, and create the fresh air and water world in the Mekong … [Read more...]

1.4 trillion VND to upgrade Tien Giang’s sea dyke

The Government has approved a project to upgrade and expand the Go Cong sea dyke at a cost of 1.4 trillion VND in the Mekong delta province of Tien Giang from now until 2020. Head of the Tien Giang Department of Storm and Flood Control and Prevention and Irrigation Nguyen Thien Phap said that from now until 2012 his province will upgrade a 21km section of the dyke from Tan Thanh commune to Vam Lang commune in Go Cong Dong district and plant 109.15ha of forests to protect the weaker sections. … [Read more...]

Vietnam Southern Province OKs US$26.47M Petrol Base Depot Project

Authorities in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang have recently turned a green light to Mekong Petroleum Joint Stock Company to build a petroleum base depot worth VND450 billion (US$26.47 million) in the locality. The depot named Soai rap - Petromekong will be located on a 42-hectare area at Cho hamlet in Vam Lang commune of Go Cong Dong district. The depot will have a storage capacity of 160,000 cubic meters once fully operational in 2012. In the first seven months of this year, … [Read more...]

Mekong Delta provinces attract foreign investment

The two Mekong Delta provinces of Tien Giang and Ben Tre are attracting more and more investors because of their favourable business climate, according to local planning officials. Nguyen Hong Minh, deputy director of Tien Giang Department of Planning and Investment, said three Chinese companies had recently moved into a local industrial park - the Chinese Construction Corporation, Qian Sheng Mineral Resources Company of Sichuan Province and Xie Li of Zhejing province. A new Xoai Rap … [Read more...]

Tien Giang Promotes Co-operation and Investment Attraction

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Recently, Tien Giang province has paid careful attention to investment attraction with favourable conditions created for investors to seek opportunities. Ngo Van Nam, director of the Tien Giang Department of Planning and Investment talked with ViB Forum about the province's investment attraction and priority policies. How many projects did Tien Giang attract in 2005 and first half of 2006? What socio-economic effectiveness have projects brought to the province? In 2005, Tien Giang attracted … [Read more...]

Funds prioritized for inter-provincial expressways

According to the master plan for socio-economic development in the southeast region until 2020 approved by the Prime Minister last Friday, the transport authority will prioritize developing the regional transport system, with a focus on inter-provincial expressways. In particular, the HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay Expressway stretching 55 kilometers from HCMC to Dau Giay in Dong Nai Province is under construction. A section of the expressway is scheduled for completion in late 2012 and opening to … [Read more...]

BOT infrastructure projects reach a deadlock

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On April 14, the Saigon 2 bridge project would be kicked off after two years of considering shifting from BOT (build - operation - transfer) to BT (build -transfer) mode. Investing in infrastructure items under the BOT mode has reached an impasse. High risks latent When the state budget cannot provide huge capital for infrastructure projects, BOT, BT and PPP (private public partnership) prove to be the reasonable investment modes which are believed to help develop transport infrastructure. … [Read more...]

BOT traffic projects get stuck

As Saigon 2 Bridge will soon get going under the build-transfer (BT) format instead of the originally-planned BOT, it can be understood that the traffic projects developed under the latter model are facing troubles. When the State budget capital fails to timely satisfy the demand for infrastructure construction, the investment formats like BOT, BT and PPP (public-private partnership) are expected to accelerate project development. BOT used to be an efficient investment model, but now … [Read more...]