Wind turbine construction in Bac Lieu Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Investment attraction in Mekong Delta flourishes

Recently, the situation of investment attraction in the Mekong Delta has had positive changes. Many large projects with investment capital from trillions of Vietnamese dong to tens of trillions of Vietnamese dong have landed in the rice granary in the West, creating new directions, contributing to promoting economic development.
Vi Thanh Sugar Refinery has to close due to a shortage of material sugarcane. (Photo: SGGP)

Unstableness of domestic sugar industry

Farmers in the Mekong Delta have started to harvest raw material sugarcane from the beginning of October. However, up to now, the remaining three factories in the region have not operated yet. Currently, farmers mainly sell sugarcane for traders to resell to sugarcane juice vendors. Ironically, both farmers who sell sugarcane early to benefit from high prices and those who have not harvested sugarcane yet want to give up sugarcane to switch to other crops.
Farmers in Hong Ngu Town in Dong Thap Province are sizing bamboo strips  to make bamboo crab traps. (Photo: SGGP)

Craft villages in Mekong Delta wait for floods

During recent days, the water level in the Riverhead of the Mekong River is rising but it remains at a low level. According to forecasts of hydro-meteorological centers, the flood will not be high this year and may reach its peak at the end of September. However, the craft villages in the Mekong Delta have started to wait for floods.