The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta Tourism Association said the region welcomed nearly 11 million visitors this year, a year-on-year increase of nine per cent. Of those, 803,700 were foreigners, an increase of 16 per cent.
Total turnover was VND2.56 trillion (US$122 million), a 27 per cent rise over the same period of last year. Tien Giang Province attracted the highest number of visitors, over 264,000 people, while Kien Giang Province had the highest turnover, VND647 billion ($30.8 million).
SAI GON GIAI PHONG (Liberated Sai Gon)
Committee looks to sustain cashew market
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has set up a steering committee for the sustainable development of cashew. The committee is responsible for implementing the ministry's policies and drawing up a sustainable development plan.
By 2020, the country targets up to 350,000 hectares of cashew cultivation with an average output of 1.7 tonnes per hectare. The total output is expected to reach 450,000 tonnes, and export turnover $2.5 billion.
NHAN DAN (The People)
Can Tho plans to upgrade college
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho has submitted a request to establish a university to the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Education and Training.
The city plans to upgrade the College of Economics and Agricultural Technology to a university under its plan to develop more human resources for the agriculture sector in the region.
NGUOI LAO DONG (Labourer)
More cultural activities for IP workers
The deputy minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ho Anh Tuan, urged relevant agencies to complete a project to promote cultural activities for workers at industrial parks (IPs) in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. Tuan spoke at a meeting between the deputy minister and the provincial authorities on June 11.
The project aims to build cultural houses and bring movies, performances and sports to workers in July and August.
The province has 14 IPs with nearly 40,000 workers, but does not have any cultural houses, clinics or kindergartens.
TUOI TRE (The Youth)