Vam Cong bridge was open to traffic in the Mekong Delta on May 19 (Photo: SGGP)

Vam Cong bridge open to traffic in Mekong Delta

Vam Cong bridge spanning the Hau river to link up Can Tho city and Dong Thap province in the Mekong Delta was open to traffic this morning at an inauguration ceremony, co-organized by the city and province people’s committees.
Dragon fruits are prepared to be exported to the US. (Photo: SGGP)

Export of fruits faces several technical barriers

Exports of fruits have continuously grown, reaching US$3.8 billion in 2018 and aiming at $4.5 billion by 2020. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), vegetables in general and fruits in particular have a great potential for export because global demand for vegetables and fruits is extremely high. However, import countries have set up several technical barriers about food safety, forcing exporters to comply with.
$ 6.2 million invested in high quality tra fish breed

$ 6.2 million invested in high quality tra fish breed

The People’s Committee in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap has issued a project for producing high quality breed of tra fish to meet demand of farmers in the province and in other neighboring provinces.

Cao Lanh bridge ( Photo: Courtesy of Australian Embassy)

Cao Lanh ‘Friendship’ Bridge officially opens

The Cao Lanh Bridge and its inter-connecting roads, a joint funding partnership between the Vietnamese Government, the Australian Government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), as part of the Central Mekong Delta Region Connectivity Project, officially opened to traffic today.

Dong Thap culture promoted in HCMC

Dong Thap culture promoted in HCMC

An exhibition presenting cultural characteristics of the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap will be held at The Garden Mall in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 5 from April 27-29.
Farmer Nguyen Ngoc Thuan in Hoa Long Commune in Lai Vung District spent 6 years to work overseas.

Labor export improves lives in rural areas

The Mekong delta province of Dong Thap takes the lead in labor export in the region. At present, the province has more than 4,000 people to work abroad who send VND1,200 billion home annually. In 2017, around 1,700 local workers signed contracts to work in foreign countries.