While the erection of an electric fence has proven effective in resolving conflicts between wild elephants and people in this southeastern province, it is not a long-term solution, experts said.
In Việt Nam, people are becoming more aware of the importance of eating healthy food. Vegetarian restaurants and organic products have become more popular. The Organik House in HCM City is one of the best, The Nomad Quynh reports.
The average production value per hectare of agricultural land in HCM City has increased year after year even as the area shrank, according to the city Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The implementation of tariff reduction of zero per cent under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) from January 1, is an obsession with the Vietnamese sugar industry.
More than 35ha of ready-to-harvest sugarcane was burnt in Ea Sup District, the Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) province of Đắk Lắk, causing severe damage.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has asked agencies to comment on its special project to control producers thought to be likely of polluting the environment.
The Việt Nam Sugar and Sugarcane Association has proposed to the Prime Minister not to allow an extension for temporary sugar imports for re-export as the sweet industry was struggling with high stockpiles and slumping prices due to illegally imported sugar.
The tax on imported sugar, as stipulated by the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), will be maintained at 5 per cent from the beginning of this year, instead of zero per cent as previously rumoured.
Việt Nam Sugarcane and Sugar Corporation II (Vinasugar II) will auction 63.59 million shares to the public on February 13, according to the HCM Stock Exchange (HoSE).