To many Mekong Delta locals, grilled banana dipped in coconut milk represents a vessel of delightful childhood memories.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has recently proposed an aid package worth VND515.3 billion (US$22 million) to deal with drought and saltwater intrusion in 2020.
Saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta will likely remain at a high level until the end of April or early May, before gradually declining, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has allocated VND800 million (nearly US$34,000) to five provinces which have declared an emergency due to saltwater intrusion.
VOV.VN - A 24-year-old female patient of Vietnamese nationality, from Can Loc District in Ha Tinh province and a 17-year-old female patient of Vietnamese nationality, residing in Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province on March 23 became the 122nd and 123rd COVID-19 cases in Vietnam after their samples tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus.
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed an agreement on March 17 to support the Mekong Delta’s response to drought and saltwater intrusion.
Japan will help the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre to establish a climate-resilient agricultural value chain, said the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Office in Vietnam on March 12.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta is taking steps to ensure sufficient freshwater supply for household use and agricultural production in areas affected by saltwater intrusion and drought.
VOV.VN - On February 13, the local authorities of the Ben Tre Department of Health said that six Chinese people suspected of being infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been discharged from hospital.
Candied coconut ribbons, which are made from coconut meat, sugar, and milk, becomes a snack favoured by many Vietnamese, especially during Tet holidays.
Vietnam and Japan have achieved many positive outcomes in agriculture cooperation, and the two sides will continue working together to build sustainable food value chains in the near future, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The fifth Ben Tre Coconut Festival, themed “Coconuts on the Way to Integration and Sustainable Development”, opened in the Mekong Delta city of Ben Tre on November 16 in the presence of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
An inspection team from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will visit Vietnam from November 5 – 14 to conduct the second review of Vietnam’s implementation of recommendations regarding illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to a Vietnamese official.
The Mekong Connect 2019, themed “Linking the value chain of the delta, enhancing market integration,” will be held in Can Tho city on November 7.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre has launched a Japanese-funded water management project worth 266,170 USD.
With its strength in tourism and farm produce export, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre boast great potential to enjoy benefits from the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), said Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
A conference to link buyers and sellers of goods in Ho Chi Minh City and 45 other cities and provinces opened in the city on September 26.
The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will evacuate about 200 local households living along rivers and canals to safer areas in 2019-2020, and support 100 others to repair and upgrade their houses in the period.
China has high demand for fruits but new measures are needed to encourage Vietnamese exporters to ship their fruits officially to China rather than through border trade, a recent seminar heard in Ben Tre province.
VOV.VN - The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre will play host to the fifth version of a coconut festival, set to take place from November 14- 20, offering crowds a diverse range of activities across the locality.