Anh wins seventh stage at HTV Cup

Anh from Domesco Dong Thap clocked a top speed of 47.639km per hour during the 51km race, comprised of 10 laps around Da Lat City, which he completed in one hour, four minutes and 14 seconds.

Prices of agro and aqua products soar in Mekong Delta

Ca Mau, Bac Lieu and Soc Trang provinces have continued to see a shortage of tiger shrimps, with prices continuing to rise. These provinces have faced shrimp shortage because of widespread epidemic diseases in shrimps in the region. One kilogram of shrimps loading about 20 pieces costs VND260,000-265,000 and one kilogram loading 30 pieces of shrimps costs VND190,000-200,000. In Dong Thap and Tien Giang provinces, traders are boosting the purchase of rice with prices of VND8,200-8,250 per kilogram of five-percent-broken rice and VND8,100-8,150 per kilogram of 15-percent-broken rice.

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.

US to assess health of Mekong basin

The workshop, organised by the US Consulate General in HCM City and the US-based International Crane Foundation, gathered scientists from 18 universities in Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. They will discuss the details of their data sampling strategy before they make a field trip to Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap Province.


Delta seeks to stop dropouts

The dropout rate at primary schools in the Delta at the beginning of this school year is 0.34 per cent; junior high schools, 2.28 per cent; and senior high schools, 3.58 per cent. Soc Trang, An Giang, Dong Thap, Bac Lieu and Long An provinces have the highest dropout rate at junior and senior high schools in the Delta.

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.

New dyke needed to protect HCMC

The dyke system would not only reduce floods in HCM City, Go Cong and Dong Thap Muoi areas, but also support socio-economic development, according to Dao Xuan Hoc, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Hoc said at a HCM City conference on sea dike systems on Thursday that the dyke system would be 32 kilometres long and 50 metres wide, and a a 56,000-ha lake would regulate tides and floods caused by rain.

New policies needed to spur growth

Dong Thap Province’s rice output increased from 260,000 tonnes in 1975 to 1 million tonnes in 1988 and to 2.8 million this year. The Plain of Reeds region has a total area of 696,000ha and spans Dong Thap, Tien Giang and Long An provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. In 1980, the Government decided to develop the region, whose soil was heavily polluted with alum at that time, into a region that could have high-growth in the agriculture, industry, services and tourism sectors.

Festival to celebrate Delta's ‘Plain of Reeds'

Besides showcasing beautiful trees, flowers and bonsai creations, several conferences will be held on developing the Dong Thap Muoi region and promoting investment in the Mekong Delta. Several contests will also be part of the December 1-5 festival in Cao Lanh city.

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