Mekong Delta seeks 5.6 percent rise in employment Society

Mekong Delta seeks 5.6 percent rise in employment

The Mekong Delta, comprised of Can Tho city and 12 provinces, plans to create jobs for 410,000 people in 2015, an annual increase of 5.6 percent, according to Vice Chairman of the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region Nguyen Phong Quang.
Mekong Delta sees rise in rice output Business

Mekong Delta sees rise in rice output

Total rice output in the Mekong Delta this year is estimated to be 500,000 tonnes higher against last year, due to farmers taking action after agriculture officials urged them to use high-quality, high-yield varieties that are disease-resistant and mature within 85 to 95 days.
Environment

Mekong Delta region looks to sustainable energy

The Mekong Delta is particularly suitable for renewable energy production, including wind, solar and biomass power, heard a recent workshop discussing the National Master Plan for Power Development (2011 – 2020 period) and its points on renewable energy sources.
Environment

Mekong Delta provinces tackle climate change

In the Mekong Delta, Ca Mau, Kien Giang and An Giang provinces and Can Tho City have invested approximately 2.4 trillion VND (112.84 million USD) to build five major infrastructure development projects to tackle climate change from now to 2020.
Society

Mekong Delta to benefit from transport links

The Mekong Delta area could increase its annual export value from the current 10 billion USD to 18 billion USD within the next three to five years if linkages between the provinces were improved, Dang Huy Dong, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment said.
Vietnamese fruit reaches int'l markets Business

Vietnamese fruit reaches int'l markets

Vietnamese fruits have gradually conquered world markets, said Nguyen Xuan Hong, director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's (MARD) Plant Protection Department.
Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development Business

Mekong focuses on sustainable rice development

The Mekong Delta plans to promote large-scale paddy fields on 1.2 million hectares with a specific focus on commercial value and quality for exports, according to the Southwest Region Steering Committee.
Mekong Delta targets 2.6 bln USD in shrimp exports Business

Mekong Delta targets 2.6 bln USD in shrimp exports

Exporters from the Mekong Delta are striving to rake in 1.3 billion USD from selling shrimp abroad in the latter half of this year, bringing the year’s export earnings from the product to 2.6 billion USD, or an annual rise of 2.2 percent.
Business

Mekong rice sector needs restructuring

The restructuring of rice farming in the Mekong Delta should focus on improving farmers' incomes and sustainable development, experts told a recent seminar in Can Tho city.