The Livestock Breeding Department has chosen Dong Nai Province's Thong Nhat District to pilot a safe pig breeding model, Nguyen Thanh Son, deputy head of the department, said.
The province will check all farms and abattoirs and develop the model with support from the department. The model will later be scaled up to ensure clean pork is sold to consumers around the country.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Delta province to encourarge high-quality rice
The People's Council of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tra Vinh last week approved the allocation of more than VND289 billion (US$13.9 million) to encourage farmers to cultivate high-quality rice from now through 2020.
More than VND113 billion ($5.4 million) will come from the State budget, and the rest from private investments.
The province targets increasing the area under high-quality rice to more than 70,000ha by 2015 and 120,000ha in 2020.
Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon)
Ha Noi studies plan for industrial zones
The Ha Noi People's Committee has ordered the Department of Industry and Trade to work with relevant departments and agencies to ensure implementation of the master plan for economic zones and industrial parks and clusters.
This month the operation of industrial clusters will be evaluated so that appropriate measures can be taken to improve inefficient ones.
The city plans to temporarily halt the development of new industrial parks and clusters.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)
Delta duck farmers earn over $700m a year
Around 27,000 households in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta earn VND15-20 trillion (US$721-961 million) every year from duck farming, according to a report by the Livestock Breeding Department.
More than 30.9 million ducks were raised on paddy fields in the Mekong Delta, accounting for 41 per cent of the country's waterfowl.
But this practice of raising ducks in rice fields is hindering the birds' vaccination against diseases, with only 20-30 per cent of them being immunised, the report said.
Thanh Nien (Young People)