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Ethnic minority village built

Update: August, 27/2005 - 00:00

Domestic Press Highlights

(27-08-2005)

Ethnic minority village built

Buon Ma Thuot City in the Central Highlands began construction of a model of an ethnic minority village on Thursday in Tan An Commune.

The 33-ha village will include a handicrafts producing area, residential area for ethnic minority families, trading area, entertainment area, ‘cultural’ house and school. The village, which will cost VND15 billion (US$950,000), will be exploited for tourism when completed in mid-2006.

Tuoi Tre (Youth)

Mekong water levels hit high warning level

Water levels in the Hau and Tien rivers, tributaries of the Mekong, have risen to 3.5-4.12m, reaching the last warning level on a three-level scale on which four metres represents flood conditions, the An Giang Province Hydro-Meteorological Bureau reported on Thursday.

The Mekong Delta Storms and Flood Prevention Committee has instructed the delta provinces to move residents out of flood-prone areas. It has also ordered the provinces to consolidate riverbanks and dykes to protect rice fields and orchards from flood.

Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)

Hail destroys crops in Lac Duong

A hail lasting one hour destroyed on Tuesday more than 100ha of vegetables and flowers in Lam Dong Province’s Lac Duong Town, causing damage worth more than VND1 billion (US$63,000), according to the town People’s Committee.

The committee has also called on the province’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department to draft a programme to support farmers losing crops to the hail.

Thanh Nien (Young People)

August export revenues hit record

Viet Nam’s exports are expected to reach US$2.8 billion in August, the highest monthly figure this year, the Ministry of Trade said on Wednesday.

Total exports in the first eight months of the year reached $20 billion, an increase of 18.7 per cent over the same period last year. However, it still fell short of this year’s target of 25 per cent, the ministry said.

Lao Dong (Labour)

Viet Nam to host tourism festival in Germany

Viet Nam will organise a festival next month in Germany, Viet Nam Days, to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries and to attract more tourists and investors from the European nation.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan has asked the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to organise this event. It will comprise of a Gala Dinner, an exhibition and a forum to promote economic, trade, and investment relations between the two countries.

The Saigon Times Daily

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