Society

Festival honours rice growers: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung applauded the country’s first Rice Festival for heightening the values of the age-old rice civilization and honouring rice growers while addressing the festival’s opening ceremony in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang on Nov. 28.
Society

5,000 join walk for poor children in Mekong basin

More than 5,000 people will join a walk to raise funds for academically outstanding poor children in four countries in the Mekong basin, the organising board said at a preparation meeting on Nov. 20.
Business

Seminar looks into breeding pangasius

The social and environmental impacts of pangasius farming should be taken into account in developing a sustainable model for the Mekong Delta, a seminar heard last week.
Environment

Creating energy from rice husks

Vietnamese and foreign energy experts and businesses gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on Nov. 12 for a seminar to discuss the potential for energy development using rice husks.
Society

Pregnant women to get A/H1N1 flu shot

The National Vaccination Steering Committee will give the nation’s first 1.2 million doses of A/H1N1 flu vaccine to women more than three months pregnant in all 63 provinces and cities nationwide.
Society

US company supports poor women in Mekong Delta

The US-based Chevron company will provide 300,000 USD for the Save the Children Foundation to implement a project which aims to help 500,000 poor women in the Mekong Delta to develop small businesses at home.
Rare fishing cat found in An Giang Environment

Rare fishing cat found in An Giang

Several residents in Ba Hoa islet, Binh Thanh commune, Chau Thanh district, the Mekong delta province of An Giang , have caught a number of fishing cats, a rare species listed in the national Red Book of precious fauna and flora.
Business

Rice exchange to begin transactions

The first rice trading floor in Vietnam will debut in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang during Vietnam’s first ever Rice Festival at the end of this month.
Culture - Sports

Promoting cultural assets to encourage Mekong tourism

The up-coming Mekong-Japan Tourism and Cultural Festival is aimed at highlighting the unique aspects of local culture to promote Mekong Delta tourism, affirmed Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Tran Chien Thang at a press briefing in Hanoi on Oct. 26.
Culture - Sports

Photojournalist juxtaposes old, new

A German photojournalist who was only 20 years old when he was on assignment in Vietnam in the 1960s has returned to exhibit a new collection of photos that juxtapose the old with the new.