Mekong Expo 2011 opens in Can Tho Province

Businesses from the Mekong Delta provinces, Ho Chi Minh City, Tay Ninh, Lam Dong, Khanh Hoa, Dong Nai and Da Nang participated in the expo. The expo highlighted the economic achievements and the specialities of each province and city, as well as displayed the fine arts, handicrafts, machinery, technology, foods and various equipments of the regions.

Mekong Expo 2011 opens in Can Tho

The fair showcased economic achievements, the potential and specialities of each province and city as well as fine art and handicraft products, machinery, advanced technologies, food processing, and environmental protection tools.

Mekong Delta set to boost tra fish exports

Dong Thap, An Giang, Ben Tre, Can Tho and other provinces plan to increase the acreages of water surface of 6,000-6,300 hectares, up 600 – 800 hectares compared to last year, with a projected output of 1.3 million tonnes, haft of which will be exported.

Vietnam’s catfish industry looks to higher quality

The ministry held a meeting in Can Tho City on January 18 to review tra fish production and consumption in 2010 and make plans for 2011. Nguyen Huu Dung, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), was of the view that farmers should not raise more tra fish than needed which causes redundancy and devaluation in the market.

Tra fish exports set to increase 10 percent

The target was announced at a meeting on tra fish in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on January 18 under the chair of MARD Deputy Minister Vu Van Tam. Other targets include expanding tra fish farming areas in Mekong Delta, the nation’s largest supplier of the fish, by 900 ha to 6,300 ha for a yearly catch of between 1.2 and 1.3 million tonnes and increasing fish fry production up to 2.6 billion fry from 2.4 billion last year.

Can Tho oil refinery project will come true?

The Can Tho Oil Refinery project was granted investment license in 2008. The refinery was planned to cover an area of 250 hectares and have the investment capital of $538 million (the Vien Dong Investment and Trade Corporation contributing 30 percent of capital, and the US Semtech Lit 70 percent). The oil refinery was expected to have the capacity of two million tons a year. However, after the US partner decided to withdraw from the joint venture, Vien Dong Company asked for the permission to change the scale of the project. The newly designed project is expected to cover an area of 50 hectares, have the investment capital of $350 million and will have the capacity of million tons. The oil refinery will churn out A92, A95, diesel, and slight naphtha. The British Vitol has committed to provide crude oil to the project.

Can Tho International Terminal inaugurated

This international terminal is located in an area of over 20,700 square metres. It will serve 3-5 million passengers every year, including C-level. It includes a 2-floor building, two stations and a parking place.

Television festival kick-offs in Can Tho

The seven-day festival will offer more than 700 entries in 10 genres including trailers, that will be making their first appearance at the festival. "It's good news that trailers will be shown at the festival for the first time. Trailers will make a big contribution to advertising television shows," said Ha Nam, deputy-head of the organisation board.

Flights from and to Hanoi resume operation

The carrier had to cancel six flights from Hanoi to central Vinh city, the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho and the northern province of Dien Bien. To avoid bad weather, three flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi had to change their direction to land at the Da Nang Airport (one flight) and Vientiane Airport of Laos (two flights).

Conference to examine issues in mixed marriages

The conference will be held the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in co-ordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security, the Viet Nam Women's Union and the Ho Chi Minh Youth Communist League. The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho will host such a conference in the first quarter of next year.

Vietnamese Tra fish industry committed to improving quality

Many Tra fish breeding areas in Vietnam adopted international standards, allowing their products to be exported to more than 120 countries and territories around the world. Since 2003, the provinces of Dong Thap and An Giang and Can Tho city, the biggest Tra fish suppliers for seafood processing factories, have been following international standards including the Global Good Agriculture Practices (Global GAP), the highest international standard.

Can Tho hosts int’l agriculture fair

On display are machinery, agricultural equipment, production lines, processed products, fertiliser, pesticides, animal foods and medicines, aquatic products, rice, seeds, furniture, fruits and rare plants and animals from the central, and southeastern region as well as the Mekong Delta. 

Can Tho to host Vietnam International Agriculture Fair 2010

The event, which focuses on linking hi-tech agricultural manufacture with Vietnam’s agricultural development, will display products of the sector such as agricultural equipment and machinery, pesticide, domestic animal, breeds rice, and the application of biological technology.

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