The average rice yield in the south-central region as well in the Central Highlands was an average 6.3 tonnes per hectare this season, an increase of 0.35 tonnes compared to last year, according to the Plant Cultivation Department. The region's output rose 142,000 tonnes this year against last year, as a result of expanding large-scale rice fields and changing crop structures.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Lang Son border children get vaccine priority
More than 55,000 of 66,000 children aged 1- 14 living in border districts in the northeastern province of Lang Son will receive the combined measles-rubella vaccines before other areas in the province. The districts include Cao Loc, Loc Binh, Dinh Lap, Van Lang and Trang Dinh.
The vaccination programme would be conducted in three phases until the end of the first quarter in 2015. Border districts would receive the vaccines first.
Tin Tuc (News)
Mekong plans museum of agriculture
An agricultural museum will be built in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, according to Nguyen Hoang Hoc, spokesman for the provincial People's Committee. The museum, to be located on a 3-ha site, will focus on the country's wet rice civilisation. It is expected to be a tourist attraction as well as a place for foreigners.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Foreign tourist arrivals fall in first 10 months
The number of foreign tourists to Viet Nam fell 3.3 per cent in the first 10 months compared to the same period last year, according to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.
Viet Nam saw a decline in tourists from Finland, Russia, Thailand and China, among others.
Thanh Nien (Young People)