VOV.VN - Most of Ben Tre’s vast coconut groves are in the western districts of Chau Thanh, Cho Lach, Mo Cay, and Giong Trom. Annually, the province harvests 600 million coconuts from 70,000 hectares of land to lead Vietnam in both growing area and production output.
The Mekong Connect 2017 took place in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on October 26, attracting representatives from 600 enterprises and over 100 experts from both inside and outside Vietnam.
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphadone paid a working visit to the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on October 26.
A group of experts on Mekong Delta studies was introduced in Ben Tre province on October 25, as part of the third Mekong Connect 2017 economic forum.
The southern province of Ben Tre has targeted to open 500 new firms each year, bringing the total number of enterprises to 5,000 by 2020.
The third Mekong Connect 2017 will be held on October 25-26 in Ben Tre city, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, focusing on seeking measures to make full use of advanced technology to optimize the value of local products, the organizing board announced on October 10.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has replaced rice by coconut, fruit trees, vegetables and aquaculture in an area of 7,548 hectares under a project to restructure the local agriculture.
The project “Building response capacity, recovery and adaptation to disaster risks and climate for men and women”( RADCC) in Ben Tre province has involved over 17,000 coastal households in changing their environmentally-unfriendly behaviours over four years of implementation.
The southwestern people process coconut worms into delicious dishes like grilled worms, fish-sauce pickled worms or worms fried with butter.
The Ben Tre Women’s Association, on October 2, presented 200 Nguyen Thi Dinh scholarships for outstanding female students across the Mekong Delta province.
The National Fund for Vietnamese Children has supported over 6,600 disadvantaged children nationwide with VND2.6 billion on the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.
Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong handed over scholarships and gifts to disadvantaged children in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on October 1 on the occasion of the Mid-autumn festival.
The Vietnam Culinary Conservation, Research and Development Center opened recently in Ho Chi Minh City to research and introduce Vietnamese food, and train chefs for restaurants and hotels to support local tourism development.
Exports of coconut-based products are sluggish due to challenges and difficulties facing the coconut processing industry and coconut cultivation, according to the Bến Tre Province Agricultural Promotion Centre.
VOV.VN - The Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has announced that the second annual Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre Culture and Tourism Week will open August 29 and run through September 4.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has implemented a plan with numerous programmes to help locals develop livelihoods and achieve sustainable poverty elimination from 2016 – 2020.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged Ben Tre to prioritise land funds for investors while attending an investment promotion conference in the Mekong Delta province on July 20.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 19 called on the youth in Ben Tre province to intensify their pursuit of entrepreneurship for self-growth, making greater contributions to the society and the country.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is inviting investment in 63 priority projects in 2017-2020, said Truong Duy Hai, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee at a press conference in Ho Chi Minh City on July 7.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre aims to generate 400 million USD from exports in the second half of 2017, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.