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Phu Tho

More bio-fuel plants to be grown

Business

More bio-fuel plants to be grown

The country needs to expand the cultivation of bio-fuel plants in order to produce enough bio-fuel to meet 5 percent of its annual energy needs by 2020 as set out in the bio-fuel development project until 2025, said an industry insider.

Dr Do Huy Dinh, a member of the National Science and Technology Policy Council, said that the country will focus on developing crops that provide bio-fuels such as sugarcane, cassava, sweet kaoliang, and jatropha, to ensure enough materials for bio-fuel plants from 2010 to 2025.

Hung Kings feted in Phu Tho

Culture - Sports

Hung Kings feted in Phu Tho

A wide range of activities will take place in the northern province of Phu Tho to celebrate the death anniversary of the Hung King and the opening of the Hung Temple Festival, to take place from April 14 to 23.

Mountainous population trained in power use

Society

Mountainous population trained in power use

A conference to raise awareness of electricity use in production for people in five north-western mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Lao Cai and Phu Tho was held in Yen Bai province on Dec. 8.

FAO supports food security in mountainous north

Society

FAO supports food security in mountainous north

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) will continue to assist northern mountainous areas of Vietnam in the research of improved rice varieties and other support programmes to ensure food security.

Tea exports brew profits

Business

Tea exports brew profits

Tea exports increased to 97,000 tonnes and earned 126 million USD in the first nine months of this year, a 22.4 percent increase in volume and a 13.7 percent increase in value against the same period last year.

Exports totalled 15,000 tonnes and earned 20 million USD in September alone, at a price of 1,350 USD per tonne – the same rate as August, said association vice chairman Tran Van Gia.