Mekong Delta, the country's major producer of rice, seafood and fruit, expects an export turnover of roughly US$12 billion in 2015.
Rice and seafood, the key exports, are expected to bring US$10.2 billion, an increase of 21 per cent compared with 2014.
About 4.2 million hectares are projected to yield 25 million tonnes of paddy and 800,000 hectares will yield 3.7 million tonnes of seafood for both domestic consumption and export this year.
Last year, Mekong Delta's export turnover reached US$11 billion, an increase of 0.7 per cent compared with 2013.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Island communes linked to national grid
Five island communes in the northern province of Quang Ninh have been connected to a national power grid in a project that began in April last year.
In order to bring power to five island communes of Van Don District, including Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ban Sen, Thang Loi, and Ngoc Vung, the Quang Ninh Electricity Company built a 84.32km power line and 21 transformer stations with total investment of VND312 billion.
The project is an important component of the Van Don special economic zone, which is to be built in the near future.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
All city households to get clean water
The government of HCM City plans to have 100 percent of households to have access to clean water after the completion of an additional 588-km pipeline and the Binh Hung Hoa B pumping station, and installation of water tanks in 184 areas.
According to a report from the HCM City Department of Transport, as of the end of 2014, more than 1.5 million households in the city had access to clean water, reaching a rate of 82 percent.
However, 317,146 households in the city have no access to clean water. Nguyen Huu Tin, vice chairman of HCM City People's Committee, has asked the department and Sai Gon Water Company to complete a survey on clean water access this month.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)