Business

Lack of access keeps Phu Quoc seaport idle

Authorities in Kien Giang province are reluctant to take over Phu Quoc island's An Thoi International Seaport even though the Vietnam Maritime Administration is planning to hand it over.
Society

Hau Giang’s rural areas get facelift

Over 12.2 trillion VND (581 million USD) was spent on building new rural areas in 54 communes across the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang from 2010 to 2012, giving them a facelift and advancing locals’ material and spiritual lives.
Business

Delta needs rice drying rooms

Farmers in the Mekong Delta region should use rice drying-rooms to reduce production costs and improve quality of rice exports, experts have recommended.
Society

Farmers near park rise from poverty

A programme to develop farming in the buffer zone of a national park in southern Kien Giang province has lifted more than 50 percent of its residents out of poverty, an official said.
Business

Chevron wants to be Vietnam’s reliable partner

Chevron Corporation, the second biggest US energy company, wants and hopes to be a reliable partner of the Vietnamese Government and people, affirmed General Director of Chevron Vietnam Hank Tomlinson.
Culture - Sports

Tay ethnic group’s charming village

Located in the heart of the Ba Be National Park in northern Bac Kan province, Pac Ngoi hamlet is one of a few hamlets that still keeps to the traditions, customs and habits of the Tay ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam.