Many provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, the country's largest fruit producer, have applied Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) to grow fruit, but the outlets for their products remain unstable.
The Delta supplies more than 70 per cent of fruit for the domestic and foreign markets, mostly to China. The Delta has nearly 300,000ha of orchards that produces more than 3 million tonnes of various kinds of fruit a year, according to the Southern Fruit Research Institute.
Nhan Dan (The People)
HCM City to relocate cemeteries
The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment is working with district People's Committees to draft a zoning plan for the city's cemeteries. Under the plan to 2025, cemeteries in residential areas will be relocated to zoned cemeteries. The department will also submit to the People's Committee several proposals that call for private investors to invest in cemeteries and crematoriums.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Sugarcane harvests turn sour
The sugarcane harvest for the 2013-14 season has begun in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, but farmers' selling prices are expected to be low. The prices are now at VND720-VND840 a kilogramme. The main reasons behind the prices are the large quantity of smuggled sugar and inventories.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Young innovators given awards
The Viet Nam Fund for Supporting Technological Creations on Sunday honoured the winners of the Nationwide Creative Competition for Children and Young People at an awards ceremony in Ha Noi.
One hundred and six creations by young inventors received awards. The contest received 452 entries from the fields of software, children's toys and household appliances, learning aids, environmental protection and economic development, and environmentally friendly products.
Thanh Nien (Young People)