Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

Despite decreasing rice-growing area, farmers still earn profits

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) stated that although the rice-growing areas reduced, increasing rice yields, stable export of rice, and high selling prices have been beneficial for farmers at a conference to preliminarily summarize the production of the winter-spring rice crop 2020-2021, and deploy production of the summer-autumn, autumn-winter, and the winter rice crops in the South, held on the morning of March 24 in Can Tho.
The close-up of a section of the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway that has not been completed in Tien Giang Province. (Photo: SGGP)

Construction of Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway expected to complete this year

After missing the appointment on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, many people in Mekong Delta provinces expected that they would be able to travel on the Trung Luong - My Thuan Expressway on the occasion of Liberation Day and Labor Day. However, according to the project investor, until the end of this year, the above expectation is likely to come true.
More than 1,000ha of rice damaged by saltwater intrusion in Kien Giang

More than 1,000ha of rice damaged by saltwater intrusion in Kien Giang

The People's Committee of Kien Giang Province, on March 11, informed that from the beginning of this month, saltwater intrusion in the area has increased highly, with more than 1,234 hectares of rice being affected. Of which, there were 769 hectares of rice with damage of above 70 percent, concentrating in An Bien, Vinh Thuan, and U Minh Thuong districts.
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Saline intrusion in Mekong Delta increases in early March

The National Center for Hydro-meteorology Forecasting yesterday said that saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta tends to gradually increase during March 1-10, notably the peak period for saline intrusion may occur between March 1 and March 3.