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Mekong Delta battles climate change and rising tides

November 13, 2009
Mekong Delta battles climate change and rising tides

The 1st Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum was held in Can Tho City between November 12-13 to promote community’s awareness and cooperation.  In late April 2009, thousand of people in Vi Thanh commune, Hau Giang province had to buy fresh water because sea water encroached into all rivers and canals in the area. This phenomenon [...]

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Investors reproach stringently-applied laws

November 13, 2009
Investors reproach stringently-applied laws

LookAtVietnam – Economists argue that rigid regulations deter investment in Vietnam and that local authorities should be more flexible in applying laws. Dat Sach Ben Tre Joint Stock Company has petitioned the decision to revoke the license of one of its investment projects at An Hiep Industrial Zone in Ben Tre province.   The company received [...]

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Vietnam suffers pomelo problems

November 13, 2009
Vietnam suffers pomelo problems

LookAtVietnam – Nam Roi pomelos have been ripening in orchards in the Mekong Delta over the last month, but now cannot find buyers. Le Van Hoa, the owner of 5,000 hectares of pomelo growing area in Vinh Long province, says he wishes he could sell his 10 tonnes of pomelo at 4,000 dong per kilo. [...]

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From poverty to billionaire: apricot farmer

October 10, 2009
From poverty to billionaire: apricot farmer

Not many people know that Nguyen Thanh Son is a billionaire and became one from planting apricot blossom in HCM City. Nguyen Thanh Son, or Ba Son in his garden with apricot trees. He became a billionaire after successfully planting and selling apricot trees. (Photo: SGGP)Love of Apricot BlossomBa Son cannot forget the image of his poor homeland of [...]

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Bigger export market just next door

September 28, 2009
Bigger export market just next door

LookAtVietnam – Earnings from exports to China could be higher if domestic companies were more knowledgeable about marketing, Agricultural products such as rubber, cashews, tropical fruits, wooden products, footwear, frozen and dried seafood, rubber and mineral resources, and industrial products are among key exports to China.Nguyen Quang Minh, representative of the Viet Nam Trade Promotion [...]

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Death toll from swine flu reaches double figures

September 24, 2009

An H1N1-positive woman has died in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, increasing Vietnam’s fatalities from the global swine flu epidemic to ten, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. The 59-year-old was admitted to Ben Tre’s hospital on September 16 with a severe cough and respiratory difficulties and later transferred to Cho Ray [...]

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Death toll from swine flu reaches double figures

September 24, 2009

An H1N1-positive woman has died in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, increasing Vietnam’s fatalities from the global swine flu epidemic to ten, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. The 59-year-old was admitted to Ben Tre’s hospital on September 16 with a severe cough and respiratory difficulties and later transferred to Cho Ray [...]

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Businesses to be taught benefits of clean and green production

September 20, 2009
Businesses to be taught benefits of clean and green production

LookAtVietnam – Vietnam has approved a strategy to raise awareness with firms of cost-savings and productivity gains that can be made from minimising environmental pollution. Binh Hung waste water treatment plant, which is being built with the aid of Japanese development assistance. The government has approved a strategy to help businesses better understand the benefits [...]

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Sugar companies … killing each other

September 16, 2009
Sugar companies … killing each other

LookAtVietnam – The sugar industry has grown stagnant also because sugar plants are ‘killing each other’ by refusing to cooperate. Before the 2009-2010 annual crop, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Sugar and Sugar Cane Association gathered sugar plants, reminding them that production will begin on September 15, 2009 and asking [...]

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Sugar plants… killing each other

September 16, 2009
Sugar plants… killing each other

LookAtVietnam – The sugar industry has grown stagnant also because sugar plants are ‘killing each other’ by refusing to cooperate. Before the 2009-2010 annual crop, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Vietnam Sugar and Sugar Cane Association gathered sugar plants, reminding them that production will begin on September 15, 2009 and asking [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...