Bird flu returned to southern Vietnam this week after an absence of two months, and officials warned farmers of more outbreaks as the weather cools. Tests performed at a laboratory for the Mekong delta region confirmed the H5N1 virus in the samples taken from ducks at the farm in Tra Cu district in Tra Vinh province, Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper said. An animal health worker is vaccinating chicken against bird flu … [Read more...] about Bird flu kills ducks in southern Vietnam
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The 2006 Mekong Festival held recently in southern Vietnam's An Giang Province had two primary objectives: First, to introduce visitors to the diverse tourism-related resources available in the region. Second, to provide a chance for local tourist firms to meet and exchange experiences in order to enhance cooperation within, and expand the activities throughout, the tourist sector across the Cuu Long River delta. This was only one of a multitude of events that have been, and will be, held throughout Vietnam during 2006, all intended to highlight Vietnam Tourism's invitation to foreign tourists: "Vietnam: The Hidden Charm" At the 2006 Mekong Festival, local tourist firms provided information about their individual activities, which included trips to farms and gardens within the Cuu Long watery delta. Different tours were scheduled to visit 13 provinces and major cities throughout the region with a population of 18 million people who produce commodities such as rice, fruit, cattle and … [Read more...] about Welcome to southern Vietnam, its waters and luxuriant orchards!
A low pressure system in the East Sea is moving mainly west towards Southern Vietnam and may develop into a tropical storm, the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Center has warned. At 4 am today, the system was located 160 km east-southeast of the region between Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Ca Mau provinces, packing winds of 62-74 kph and gusts of up to 87 kph. In the next 24 hours, the system is likely to move between west and west-northwest at 10-15 kph and may strengthen into a storm. At 4 pm today the center of the depression is expected to lie off of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Ca Mau, with the same wind strength. Due to the depression, areas west of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands and between Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces, including Phu Quy and Con Dao Islands, will face strong winds of up to 62 kph and gusts of up to 87 kph. Thunderstorms and rough seas will impact this area. The depression has also caused medium to heavy rain in southern provinces and other localities from … [Read more...] about Tropical depression heads for Southern Vietnam
Southern Vietnam, rarely hit by storms, Tuesday was devastated after Typhoon Durian roared past, killing at least 50 and injuring more than 1,000. The storm, the ninth to hit Vietnam this year, earlier had killed over 500 people in the Philippines. Though forecasters have said the storm would hit the Vietnamese southern region, local authorities have been quite slack in preparation efforts. … [Read more...] about Typhoon Durian devastates ‘inexperienced’ southern Vietnam
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has voiced concern over the possible shortage of electricity in southern Vietnam given the rising demand, heard a conference of the Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN) on January 4. Two electricity workers are seen working at an exterior transformer station in downtown HCMC. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has voiced concern over the possible shortage of electricity in southern VietnamThe demand for electricity is forecast to rise steeply while hydroelectricity which accounts for around 40% of the country’s power output has less room for more growth, Dung said.Therefore, Vietnam has no way but to develop alternative energy sources. However, the development of renewable energy has yet to be on a large scale due to high production costs.“Thermal power plants, especially coal-fired ones, are still the main source of electricity between now and 2030, or even from the 2030s onwards,” he said. The electricity sector is under pressure … [Read more...] about Deputy PM worries over possible lack of electricity in southern Vietnam