Fruit for sale at a market in Can Tho. The Government has decided to make Can Tho, the Mekong Delta’s biggest city, the region’s hub in many areas such as industry, science and technology, trade, service, transport tourism, education, health care and culture. The Can Tho People’s Committee announced the decision on Saturday. There will be two development stages: until 2015 and until 2025. The delta region’s hub covers 139,000 hectares and will house many new residential areas, new industrial parks, service quarters and eco-tourism parks. Being one of Vietnam’s five centrally-governed cities, Can Tho stands along the Hau River, one of the two main branches of the Mekong River in the country. Under the development plan until 2025, Can Tho’s northwest along the Hau River will give priorities to residential, industrial and service facilities, including a high-tech park and an area for heavy industries near a port. The southeast, along the river … [Read more...] about Gov’t plans Can Tho as Mekong Delta’s hub
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Head of the Cultivation Agency under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Tri Ngoc spoke about the inundation of Cambodian rice in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's rice granary. What do you think about the absurdity in the Mekong Delta, where Cambodian rice is flooding the market? It is normal, like Vietnamese rice also overflows into Thailand. This is the nature of the market mechanism. Traders are buying low-quality rice of Vietnam to sell to Thailand at higher prices. Similarly, when rice prices in the Mekong Delta are higher, Cambodian rice overflows in. It seems problematic that paddy prices fell to VND2,500/kg but farmers couldn't sell their rice, meanwhile Cambodian rice is imported into the market. What is your opinion about this? That is a different matter. Vietnamese farmers have been pursuing rice productivity and are not interested in high-quality rice. Meanwhile, Thailand and Cambodia have one rice crop per year and they only grow long-term paddy varieties … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta importing rice as usual?
(VEN) - On the occasion of the Mekong Delta - Vietnam Investment Promotion Seminar on Tourism Infrastructure 2011 held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Economic News' Hoang Thanh spoke with Nguyen Phong Quang, the deputy chief of the Southwest Steering Committee and chief of the MDEC (Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum) Ca Mau 2011 Steering Committee. What are the most outstanding advantages of tourism in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta? The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta region of Vietnam is a part of the large and rich delta of the Mekong River. Covering a natural area of about 40,000sq.km, the region is home to four fraternal ethnic groups: Kinh, Chinese Vietnamese, Khmer and Cham; its population is more than 17 million, making up about 20 percent of Vietnam's population. The region plays the role of a key economic zone and an important cultural and political center of the Southwestern part of Vietnam. It has a favorable geographic location along the East Sea, Gulf of Thailand, bordering … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta Contributes to GMS Tourism
Critics slam China's hegemonic behavior in the Greater Mekong Sub-region Children walk along the Mekong River in Phnom Penh on April 5. Riparian nations have pledged to step up cooperation over the river's use amidst fears China's upstream dams are exacerbating a severe regional drought ( … [Read more...] about Dams portend grim future for Mekong Delta: experts
To close the series of reportages about the Mekong Delta, VietNamNet talked with Le Phuoc Tho, who was a member of the 7th Politburo, Party Secretary of Soc Trang and Hau Giang Provinces, Head of the Central Agricultural Committee and the Central Organization Committee. The Mekong Delta cries for help The Mekong Delta's deadly foibles When farmers desert their villages Mekong Delta and land problem Lying on a field of gold, the Mekong Delta still poor What educational policy for the Mekong DeltaMr Le Phuoc Tho You have had close attachment to the Mekong Delta in particular and agriculture in general, so you have many things to share with us, don't you? After the country's unification in 1975, we implemented the land policy under Instruction 57: allocating land to poor households. It was a good policy at that time. After that, we conducted agricultural reform and adjusted the land based on the average principle. As a result, agricultural land was torn to small pieces. Experienced … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta is too far from the central government