New rural areas in focus at Mekong Delta forum

The Mekong Delta Economic Cooperation Forum (MDEC) 2014, themed "Structuring Agriculture – Building New Rural Areas in the Mekong Delta" will be held in Soc Trang province from November 5 to 7.

Mekong Delta aims for stronger foreign investment

Mekong Delta provinces have been creating all favourable conditions to lure as many investment projects as possible from both foreign and domestic sectors, said an official from the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region.
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Greetings to Khmer people on Sene Dolta Festival

A delegation from the Steering Committee for the Southwest region on September 30 visited and presented gifts to monks at a number of Khmer pagodas and families in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang on the occasion of the upcoming Sene Dolta Festival.

Philippines: Storm Trami kills at least seven

Heavy rains caused by tropical storm Trami (Maring) have flooded half of the Philippines’ capital city of Manila in just 24 hours, killing at least seven people and affecting the lives of more than 600,000 people in Manila and surrounding areas in the southwest region.

Mekong Delta plans to boost industry

The Mekong Delta's 12 provinces and lone centrally administered city, Can Tho, are working on a co-ordinated programme to increase the proportion of industry to 40 percent of their GDP by 2015.

Online dialogue discusses Mekong Delta development

Can Tho hosted an online dialogue on the Government website on Apr.22 to review the implementation of the Politburo's Resolution 21 on socio-economic development and security defence of the Mekong Delta River in the last 10 years.

Khmers recall rich revolutionary history

The Khmer ethnic minority group was urged to uphold the revolutionary tradition in strengthening the national unity at a gathering in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on November 11.

Policies for Khmer ethnic people discussed

Building socio-cultural and economic policies for ethnic Khmer people in southwest region until 2020 was high on the agenda of a workshop in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho on March 18.

PM Dung wraps up Sichuan, Chongqing visits

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Chongqing City on October 17, wrapping up his visits to the city and Sichuan province and his attendance of the 10 th Western China International Trade Fair.

Educated workforce essential for Mekong Delta

Free tuition for poor children and a community college system patterned after the North American model could help further educational advancement in the Mekong Delta, speakers at a recent conference said.