Mekong Delta chases tourism boom

The Mekong Delta region will try to lure more visitors from now until 2020 by introducing memorable cruises, luxury resort tours, exciting festivals and ecologically-friendly promotions.

Forum assesses Vietnam’s marine trademark

Marine sanctuaries and the sustainable development of sea and island resources were high on the agenda at the Vietnam Marine Trademark Forum in the central province of Ha Tinh on June 7, as part of activities to mark Vietnam Sea and Island Week 2013.

Plan to protect rice crops from drought

Local authorities in the Mekong Delta plan to dredge rivers and canals in the region to create more irrigation water for 300,000ha of newly planted rice crops, which face saline-water intrusion and a water shortage.

US bomb uncovered in Bac Lieu

A 227kg bomb was uncovered in the bed of the Bac Lieu-Ca Mau canal along National Highway 1A in the southern province of Bac Lieu last week. It was successfully defused by the provincial Military Command engineers.

Huge upgrade for Mekong Delta ports

The Mekong Delta provinces will increase the combined capacity of their ports system from 15.7 million tonnes in 2010 to 28 million tonnes in 2020.