Hanoi (VNA) – Little rainfall is forecast across the country in March and April, the remaining months of the dry season, particularly in the central region, said Vu Duc Long, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting. Water levels in rivers in the central and Central Highlands regions are forecast to stand 35 – 70 percent below the average recorded in previous years, and even 80 percent down in some areas, he said. Central Vietnam will likely suffer drought in the next two months, and saline intrusion in regional estuaries will occur earlier and on a larger scale, he added. It is very likely that Thanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, the Central Highlands and the southeastern region will be in the grip of drought from March to May, while the central coast is facing drought and saltwater intrusion from June to August, which will be more severe than the last dry season. Volumetric flow rates of rivers in the central and Central Highlands … [Read more...] about Low rainfall expected across central Vietnam over next two months
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Bangkok (NNT/VNA) - The Thai Prime Minister clarified, during the censure debate this week, that the government has expedited measures to stimulate the economy quickly and strengthen the foundations of the country. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated that the administration is doing its best to come up with solutions to handle both local and global factors affecting the Thai economy. He noted that several nations, including Thailand, are facing problems like low agricultural goods prices, the effects of the Sino-US trade war and, recently, the COVID-19 outbreak. General Prayut pointed out that the government has issued various policies to boost the economy, including initiatives to develop the Eastern Economic Corridor and Thailand 4.0-related programs. Furthermore, he said there are projects to develop the macro economy, increase national competitiveness, implement technology, bolster the industrial sector, lay down infrastructure and provide assistance to low-income … [Read more...] about Thai gov’t expedites measures to stimulate economy: PM
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Trương Văn Kiệm, deputy head of the Cần Thơ Co-operative Alliance, said that under the collective farming model, farmers were supplied quality plant seeds and breeding animals, and provided cultivation techniques and disease prevention and control methods. … [Read more...] about Cần Thơ rice farmers switch to high-value crops
A still from the monochrome version of “Parasite” - PHOTO: COURTESY OF CJ ENTERTAINMENT HCMC - The black and white version of four-Oscar-award-winning film “Parasite” has hit Vietnamese screens since February 24, offering audience an intimate visual experience. … [Read more...] about Black and white “Parasite” reaches Vietnam’s cinemas