Currently, provinces in the Mekong Delta have 4,130 flood control cells with an area of 1 million hectares, of which, the number of safe flood control cells is 3,656 with an area of 903,000 hectares. The production of the autumn-winter rice crop is mainly inside the flood control dike, so it will be safe. However, the cultivation of the autumn-winter rice crop must depend on the harvest progress of the summer-autumn rice crop, as well as, must prepare for the next winter-spring rice crop reasonably. As for the winter rice crop, Southern province will grow around 278,000 hectares of rice, up 9,600 hectares with an estimated production of 1.3 million tons of paddy, up 97,000 tons. Accordingly, the winter rice crop grown on shrimp-farming land will be grown in July and August. The area of sole winter rice crop will be grown in September. At the conference, Deputy Minister Le Quoc Doanh of the MARD emphasized that this year the drought was extremely severe but the Mekong Delta provinces … [Read more...] about Summer-autumn rice production in Southern provinces exceeds 9.1 million tons
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The rice fields under the mountains in the suburban area in My Duc District, Hanoi have been ready for the harvest season. The farmers in Phu Luu Te, Xuy Xa, Le Thanh and Hong Son communes have harvested rice from a few days ago. The limestone mountains surround this area with a large lake and many islands that resemble Ha Long Bay. My Duc is also known for many tourist sites like Quan Son and Tuy Lai lakes. Because of the mice and lack of labour force, the farmers can only harvest 100kg on each small field that covers about 360-1,000 square metres. The farmers can hire the rice harvesting machine for VND110,000 (USD4.7) per field. Not many people in the area are enthusiastic about the farm works. Tran Thi Thin from Ang Luong Village said the works of the farmers have been less hard than before but the incomes are still very unstable and low. People from other districts like Kim Boi and Luong Son also came to My Duc District to borrow agricultural lands. On each field, the … [Read more...] about Rice harvest season starts in Hanoi
According to the NA-assigned targets, Vietnam’s GDP growth rate in 2020 will be 6.8% while inflation will be kept below 4%. However, the unexpected outbreak of COVID-19 in more than 200 countries around the world has made this goal a major challenge which, as assessed by the Government, is difficult to be achieved. Given that fact, the proposal to adjust the growth targets is necessary and consistent with objective reality, looking directly at the socio-economic situation and forecasting the international and domestic situation in the near future. Under the Government’s updated scenario, the country’s GDP will grow by about 4.5% in 2020. The Government has also set a higher growth target of 5.4% in the event of a favourable global situation, with the disease being put under control and the global market recovering. Meanwhile, the consumer price index (CPI) for the whole year will rise by 4% on average; total state budget revenue will see a reduction of VND163 trillion … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 30
Lương Văn Quang was one of the first farmers in Bà Rịa City’s Long Hương Ward to be trained and he has been growing vegetables on his 4,000sq.m field since 2017. … [Read more...] about Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province embraces organic farming
Frank Bochmann is seen in a photo he provided Tuoi Tre News. Saebel: Vietnam’s tourism sector has been tragically affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, laundry facilities, amusement parks, transport companies, tour operators, and homestay owners have all seen their business come to a standstill. The loss of revenue and livelihoods for Vietnamese employees and entrepreneurs alike in all spheres is devastating and the real effects will only be seen as savings and cash funds dry up. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?