Crop restructure, new tech application prove effective

Vietnam is paying special attention to crop restructuring and the application of science and technology to agricultural production to increase the values of exports including rice as agriculture is considered an important corner-stone of its economy, a radio report said. The application of advance technologies and mechanisation should be promoted in agricultural production, The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) said. Apart from increasing the value of rice, seeking more outlets, and ensuring profits … [Read more...]

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Economy: Vietnam’s long-term strategy for rice production for export

Growing watermelons in rice fields is another successful model of crop restructuring bringing in high productivity and earnings.

(VOVworld) -Agriculture is considered an important corner-stone of Vietnam's economy, especially set against the difficulties caused by the global economic crisis. Because of this Vietnam is paying special attention to crop restructuring and the application of science and technology to agricultural production to increase the values of export items including rice. Farmers in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam's biggest rice granary, had a bumper harvest from the 2013 - 2014 winter-spring … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 26

Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) Vice President Don Tuan Phonghas awarded SOS Children Villages International President SiddhatharKaulthe"For Peace and Friendship among Nations" insignia.

Honouring President of SOS Children Villages International Addressing a December 24 ceremony in Hanoi,Phong outlined Kaul's valuable contributions to humanitarian and development activities in Vietnam. Kaul happily accepted the VUFO's honour and thanked the relevant Vietnamese agencies for their proactive support and cooperation. He expressed his optimism regarding the success of future efforts on behalf of disadvantaged Vietnamese children. From 1988 to 2012, Kaul devoted himself to the … [Read more...]

Can Tho improves access to clean water for poor households

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is building several water supply works to help 95 percent of poor local households access clean water by 2020. According to the municipal Centre for Clean Water and Environmental Sanitation for Rural Areas, a project to construct a 2,600 cu.m per day supply system is underway in the city. The project, scheduled to be completed in 2014, has a total investment of 1.6 million USD, including 0.5 million USD from the Republic of Korea Government . It is … [Read more...]

Japan supports Vietnam’s education, health

The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on December 17 signed a contract to provide non-refundable aid worth 853,200 USD for eight education and health projects in Vietnam. Under the contract, the sum will be used for the construction of four primary schools in Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces, and the provision of medical equipment to three hospitals in Hau Giang, Dong Thap and Binh Phuoc provinces. A project to build a water supply system in Vinh Binh commune, Vinh … [Read more...]

Japan aids Vietnam’s education, health

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The Japanese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on December 17 signed a contract to provide non-refundable aid worth 853,200 USD for eight education and health projects in Vietnam. Under the contract, the sum will be used for the construction of four primary schools in Binh Thuan, Lam Dong and Tra Vinh provinces, and the provision of medical equipment to three hospitals in Hau Giang, Dong Thap and Binh Phuoc provinces. A project to build a water supply system in Vinh Binh commune, … [Read more...]

Foreign footwear companies eager for TPP

In only the four months from June to September, Korea's Chang Shin Vietnam, producing Nike sports shoes, started work on two projects valued at $12 million to expand production in southern province of Dong Nai.

Foreign invested enterprises in the footwear sector are likely to rejoice after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) goes into effect, planned for next year. The company's general director Jin Woo Bang said, "With its advantages in material, workforce, high production capacity, and product quality, our global partner Nike group decided to shift massive volume production from Indonesia and China to Vietnam in 2014, and this is likely to further increase in the ensuing years." Another … [Read more...]

Social Headlines December 9

Philippine passenger seized for cocaine trafficking Customs officers at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport on December 7 seized a Filipino national carrying 3.6kg of cocaine into Vietnam. Kamacho Sillo Emmanul landed at Noi Bai airport after flying from Sao Paulo (Brazil) and transiting in Singapore. He was investigated after a large amount of white crystalline powder contained in 18 packages was found in his luggage. The packages were hidden in stockings. Relevant agencies confiscated … [Read more...]

Japan helps Vietnam improve education, healthcare services

(VOV) - Japan finances five infrastructure projects in Vietnam Japan increases medical services in Mekong Delta The aid will be used to implement eight projects on upgrading and building schools and hospitals in a number of localities in Vietnam. Of the total, US$115,412 will be granted to the central coastal province of Binh Thuan to build Duc Tin primary school in Duc Linh district, and US$104,051 to the Central Highland province of Lam Dong to build Bao Thuan primary school in Di Linh … [Read more...]

Namkung collects yellow jersey

Gold standard: South Korean Namkung Soyoung celebrates after winning the overal yellow jersey at the International Women's Cycling Tournament on Saturday. — VNS Photo Hai Van

HA NOI (VNS)— South Korean Namkung Soyoung won the final stage and overall yellow jersey of the International Women's Cycling Tournament on Saturday. Namkung completed the 67km stage from Can Tho City to Long Xuyen City in 1hr 42.17min and clocking a top speed of 39.303kmh. Uwano Minami of Japan and Tran Thi Phuong Trang of Vinh Binh-AG Rice finished second and third. With this stage win, Namkung won the yellow jersey for the best overall time of 11:43.53, followed by Kim Sola and Uwano … [Read more...]

Work starts on 17 rural bridges in Ben Tre

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Image for illustration Nhan Dan Online - A ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction of 17 rural bridges took place on May 29 in Vinh Binh commune, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province. The project will cost an estimated VND19.5 billion (US$936,000), sourced from the Vietnam Commercial Joint Stock Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), which has spent over VND30 billion (US$1.4 million)on social security for Ben Tre province in 2013. The Luu River bridge will be 56 metres long, … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa: Young woman eats only fruit for five years

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VietNamNet Bridge - After a few days off to eat, Ms. Nguyen Thi Tuyen, 23, could not eat any kind of food, except for fruits and vegetable. Because of this strange disease, the healthy girl has become a skeleton. The patient is a resident of Cua Ha 1 village in Cam Phong commune, Cam Thuy district, Thanh Hoa province. … [Read more...]

Historical relics

In the national sefense strunggles, Quang Nam had been considered as a tradle of revolutionary movement and also the site of many fierce, bloody battle. Such places as: Bo Bo, Cam Doi, Vinh Trinh, Cho Duoc, Chu Lai, Hon Tau, Ky Anh tunnel and Ho Chi Minh Trail etc had been recorded in national history and are the destinations for tourists. Ky Anh tunnel Built in Tam Thang commune about 7km northeast of Tam Ky town from the provincial town in the North-east, Ky Anh tunnel is one of the three … [Read more...]

An Giang successfully develops bigger field model

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(VOVworld) - Statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development show that last year, 6,400 farmers from 12 of the 13 Mekong River Delta provinces are working together to grow bigger fields of rice on 7,800 hectares. An Giang took the lead in the pilot program with 4,000 ha. The initial success shown by An Giang and other provinces in the region have ensured national food security and contributed to 90% of the country's exports last year. VOV reporter Thanh Tung has more. … [Read more...]

An Giang helps Battambang develop agriculture

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A delegation from Cambodia's Battambang province, led by its governor Prach Chan, is visiting Vietnam's southern province of An Giang to seek cooperative opportunities in agriculture and aquaculture development. During a working session with An Giang provincial leaders on April 8, the two sides briefed each other on the socio-economic development in their provinces and affirmed they would create the best possible conditions for investors from both localities to do business. Battambang has … [Read more...]

Farmers & Companies Join Hands to Develop “Large-scale Field” Model

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"Large-scale field" model has been developed under the orientation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in most southern provinces and cities of Vietnam since the campaign launched on March 26th 2011 in Can Tho City. This was the first step in the second breakthrough in the national agriculture: "transforming quantity into quality." At present, the "large-scale field" model has been spread through 12 out of 13 Mekong Delta provinces on an area up to 16,000 hectares in the … [Read more...]

“Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing” contest concludes in Mekong Delta

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The annual "Prudential-Good Essay, Good Writing" contest 2011 came to an end in the Mekong Delta, with awards given to winners at the regional-level. Mr. Pham Duc Hien, Deputy Editor-in-chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, awarding prizes to winning students. (Photo: Sggp) 18 students scored the highest marks from a total 84 contestants from 13 cities and provinces of the Mekong Delta. The regional-level competition was held in Dong Thap Province on December 3. Vo Ngoc Nhu Ha from Vinh Binh … [Read more...]

Rice farmers think big to improve income

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Vietnam has enjoyed a place among the world's top rice exporters for many years, but local rice growers' income has remained at low levels. The recent implementation of a pilot model of large-scale rice field in the Mekong River Delta is thought to provide an answer to this long-standing problem. According to agricultural experts, small plots and scattered production hinder the application of machinery and technology to increase productivity and quality of Vietnam's rice, keeping the price … [Read more...]

SOCIETY IN BRIEF 8/9

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Social work training to boost drug rehab work The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs yesterday, Sep 7, launched a three-year project to build capacity for social-work students and State social workers. The US$200,000-project funded by the international Atlantic Philanthropies is being carried out by the ministry's Department of Social Protection with technical support from the global health and development organisation Family Health International (FHI) 360. The project was … [Read more...]

Nation’s first elevated highway to be built in Binh Duong

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The People's Committee of the southern Binh Duong province on Sept. 6 agreed on a plan to build a 31.5km elevated highway at an estimated capital of over 800 million USD. The project, the first of its kind in the country, will be built above National Highway 13 to help ease traffic jam in the route. The four-lane highway will start from Vinh Binh bridge in Thuan An commune, neighbouring Ho Chi Minh City , and end at the belt road in My Phuoc town, Ben Cat district. Construction of the … [Read more...]