Japan helps restore reservoirs in Quang Ngai

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide 135 billion VND (roughly 698 million JPY) in non-refundable aid to help restore seven small-sized reservoirs in the central province of Quang Ngai.
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Vietnam speaks at key Asia-Pacific meeting

Vietnam has voiced the need to have regional and international peace and security secured for each country with self-mastery in formulating its own development plan and promoting international cooperation effectively to step up the implementation of MDGs.

Vietnamese goods win local consumers’ favour

Vietnamese goods have regained local consumers’ confidence thanks to their good materials, diversified designs and competitive prices.

According to a survey conducted by the TV Plus Company, 58 percent of Vietnamese consumers have been interested in locally-made products since a campaign entitled “Vietnamese people use Vietnamese goods” was launched by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) more than one year ago, compared to 23 percent previously.

Tra exports keep rising

Exports of tra and basa fish were up by 13 percent in volume and nine percent in revenues year on year to 52,000 tonnes and almost 116 million USD, respectively, in May, reported the General Customs Office.

Droughts and floods threaten next rice crop

Experts have warned of difficult times for the upcoming rice crop, from now to the end of the year, with serious droughts threatening the crops on the front end and severe flooding looming on the back.

New water system boosts rice production

A nine-year pilot project deploying an integrated water management system has proved its efficacy and has the potential for much wider application, experts said at a workshop in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang Province last week.

Science-technology transfer to Northwest urged

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong has urged relevant ministries and agencies to enhance research capacity and transfer of scientific-technological application to develop agriculture and rural economy in the northwestern region.