The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Vinh Long has mobilised more than VND56.2 billion (US$2.7 million) to develop agricultural clean-water projects in the province this year.
Eighty per cent of households would have access to clean water by the end of the year, under the province's plan. At least 40 per cent would have access to clean water from central water-supply stations.
The province also targets that by 2015, 60 per cent of households would have clean water from central water-supply stations.
Nhan Dan (The Peole)
Ha Nam poor gain access to vital loans
To date, nearly 220,230 families in the northern province of Ha Nam have had access to preferential loans worth VND2.224 trillion ($106.3 million) from the province's Social Welfare Bank.
The loans have helped families escape from poverty and expand agricultural production. At least 79,970 households now have better living conditions, according to the province's People's Committee.
Tin Tuc (News)
Can Tho approves fishery project
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho has approved a project to build a fishery centre for the region. The centre will be built on an area of 110 hectares in the Hung Phu 1 industrial zone in Cai Rang District with a total investment of US$400 million.
The project will focus on human resources training, scientific research, technology transfer and trade promotion. It will also include a regional research institute, aquatic-product processing complexes and a fresh-water aqua-product trading floor.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)