Society

Delta needs 12 mln USD to fight drought

Provinces in the Mekong Delta have petitioned the Government to allocate VND 220 billion 12.2 million USD) for mitigating the impacts of drought and salt water intrusion.
Business

Phu Quoc set to become tourism and commercial hub

Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang will be turned into a tourism and commercial hub for the country and the region, according to a decision recently signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Society

Work to start on VN section of transnational road

Construction of the 220km Vietnamese segment of a transnational highway linking the greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) will begin in the second quarter of the year, says Duong Tuan Minh, general director of the My Thuan Project Management Unit.
EVN plans new power plant projects Society

EVN plans new power plant projects

National power utility Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) has said it would generate an additional 2,000 MW from new hydro-power and thermal projects this year.
Environment

Week-long heat wave forecast

A week-long abnormal heat wave has been forecast for northern and central Vietnam from this weekend with top temperatures of between 33-36 degrees Celsius, warns the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre.
Environment

Forest fire alert level increased

Prolonged dry weather has raised forest fire risks to extremely high levels across the country, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department for Forest Protection.
Society

Phu Quoc – Haven of pearls

Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang is not only famous for such authentic products as fish sauce and pepper, but also widely-known as the “number 1 pearl farm” in the country.