Lam Dong and Nghe An provinces have signed an agreement to develop tourist projects the 2014-18 period. Both provinces will co-operate in investment promotion and share experience in management.
The U Minh Thuong National Park in Kien Giang Province closed to tourists on Tuesday to prevent forest fires during the dry season. The national park will open to tourists again after its core areas are no longer under the threat of fire.
More than 1,000 traditional brick kilns in the central province of Phu Yen will be shut down by the end of this year, according to the province's People's Committee. The kilns, which use low-quality coal and out-moded methods, are causing serious air pollution. They continue to operate despite a ban by the province two years ago.
The number of H5N1 avian influenza cases declined significantly after agencies took steps to control the disease, according to the Animal Health Department. The country has had two recent outbreaks in Ha Noi and the northern province of Ha Giang.
A requiem was held in Khe Sanh township, Huong Hoa district in the central province of Quang Tri on April 11 with the participation of over 5,000 Buddhist monks, nuns, and war veterans nationwide.
HCM City has invested in a project to create a milk-processing business.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has approved an agriculture and rural plan for the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta to 2020 that calls for annual production of 24.5 million tonnes of paddy and 3.5 million tonnes of fisheries.
A plan to restructure agriculture to increase the value of produce has been approved by the People's Committee of the north-central province of Thanh Hoa.
Ha Noi families subject to the Government's preferential policies have received financial support to build and upgrade houses under a project begun this year by the city's People's Committee.
Exports of agro-forestry-aquatic products rose 9.4 per cent over the same period last year, reaching US$7 billion in the first quarter.
About 1,300ha of king orange trees, or 16 per cent of Hau Giang Province's total king orange crop, have been infected by disease caused by a new kind of virus. As a result, all the infected king orange trees are to be cut down, Nguyen Van Dong, director of the province's Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said on Tuesday.


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