Senior Colonel Nguyễn Văn Bảy, famous for shooting down seven enemy planes during the war against the US, passed away in HCM City after a stroke. He was 83.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has restructured agriculture towards climate-change adaptation and market demand by establishing specialised farming areas for its key agricultural products, and by growing other crops on ineffective rice fields or rotating rice with other crops on the same field.
Five private troupes specialising in cải lương (reformed opera), a traditional art originating in southern Viet Nam, in the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta region are offering mobile shows for residents in rural areas.
The dengue fever season is peaking, with a sharp rise in incidence of the mosquito-borne disease in HCM City, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta and the south-east, according to preventive medicine centres.
The Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) province of Đồng Tháp plans to release floodwaters into 90,200ha of rice fields in this year’s rainy season to fertilise the soil and flush away rice disease pathogens.
Recalling his struggles with poverty, Tuấn said his life started changing thanks to a $750 grant and policy changes that helped 52 households in the area.
The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s 12 provinces and Cần Thơ City have achieved good results in the national target programme on new - style rural area building, with rural incomes and living conditions improving considerably.
Đồng Tháp Province, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s largest mango producer, is staggering its production of the fruit to improve farmers’ incomes.