Politics

Party leader visits southern Vinh Long province

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a working visit to Long My commune, Mang Thit district, Vinh Long province on November 26 during his ongoing working tour to southwestern provinces.
TV remains most powerful media form Society

TV remains most powerful media form

In Vietnam, television remains the most powerful and effective form of mass media, with 85 per cent of the population watching TV every day, according to a report released by Kantar Media's TNS Media Vietnam.
Society

Disease strikes Delta longan crop

Witches' broom disease is sweeping through more than 60 percent of the longan-growing area in the Mekong Delta, leaving many farmers with severe losses, according to the Plant Protection Department.
Business

Mekong region needs to tap potential

Administrative reform, improved infrastructure and training for quality human resources would help the Mekong Delta area attract more investment, experts said at a conference held in HCM City on May 25.
Society

Best New Year wishes sent to Khmer community

On April 12, the President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s (VFF) Central Committee, Huynh Dam sent a letter of congratulations to the Khmer community on their traditional New Year festival, Chol Chnam Thmay.
Society

Delta gets another mobile school

Dariu Foundation, a Switzerland-based NGO, on Nov. 22 held an inauguration ceremony in HCM City to launch its second mobile school.
Business

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.
Society

Hoa Hao Buddhists mark 72nd anniversary

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee’s Vinh Long Chapter on June 14 held a get-together in Vinh Long province to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Hoa Hao Buddhist sect (May 18).
Business

Food exports drive up local prices

The increasing unofficial export of many kinds of food items including poultry eggs, pigs, sugar and coconuts to China has pushed their prices up in the domestic market.

The price of poultry eggs in HCM City markets has risen significantly, with salted duck eggs now costing 5,000 VND (0.24 USD) each, compared to 3,500 VND earlier.

Furthermore, traders are finding it difficult to purchase enough eggs despite offering higher prices, reports the Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper.
Society

Pagodas: religious, cultural centre of Khmer people

Khmer people in the southern region in general and the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long in particular, always consider pagodas their community’s religious, cultural and spiritual centre, holding a firm position in their social and spiritual life.
Business

Delta fruit prices soar ahead of Tet

Off-season fruit harvests have been poor in most provinces in the Mekong delta, but prices have risen as export demand soars and sales for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday increase.
Society

Workplace accidents on the rise in rural areas

Professor Doctor Le Van Trinh, head of the National Institute of Labour Protection, said there was still not an office in charge of controlling labour accidents and occupational diseases in rural areas.