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...]

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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...]