Vietnam prime minister warns economy may miss growth target

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnam prime minister warns economy may miss growth target

A crippling drought in Vietnam will probably cause the government to miss its 6.7 percent growth target this year, adding to pressure on new Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc as he seeks to reassure investors of his economic reforms.

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Mekong Delta suffers huge losses because of drought & saltwater intrusion

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta suffers huge losses because of drought & saltwater intrusion

The long- lasting drought and saltwater influx hitting provinces of the Mekong Delta has seriously affected local residents' production and life, reported the Steering Committee of the West-southern Region on Tuesday.

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Mekong Delta losses VND 4,729 bln because of drought & saltwater influx

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Mekong Delta losses VND 4,729 bln because of drought & saltwater influx

The long- lasting drought and saltwater influx hitting provinces of the Mekong Delta has seriously affected the local residents' production and life, reported the Steering Committee of west-southern region on June 21.
Rice crops are destroyed by drought & saltwater influx. (Photo:SGGP)

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More aid to localities hit by droughts, seawater intrusion

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Báo điện tử CP English 1 month(s) ago

VGP – The PM has decided to supply VND231.5 billion from the central budget for 11 localities and Dau Tieng-Phuoc Hoa one-member limited company, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, to overcome consequences caused by droughts and sea-water intrusion.

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DTiNews readers support woman who could lose both husband and child

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DTiNews readers support woman who could lose both husband and child

Readers of Dantri/DTiNews have donated VND484 million (USD22,857) to a poor woman in Soc Trang Province to help cover treatment for her husband and their new-born child who are all in critical condition due to heart problems.

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World Bank to loan Vietnam $310 mln for climate resilience

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World Bank to loan Vietnam $310 mln for climate resilience

The World Bank has approved a US$310 million loan to help Vietnam build climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods for 1.2 million people in the Mekong Delta region.

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Experts warn outbreaks of dengue fever in Mekong delta

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Experts warn outbreaks of dengue fever in Mekong delta

Director of the Department of Preventive Medicine in Mekong delta city of Can Tho Dr. Huynh Minh Truc yesterday said that there has been an increase in dengue fever cases.

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Mekong Delta police found buying luxury cars with revenue from traffic fines

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Mekong Delta police found buying luxury cars with revenue from traffic fines

The police department of Soc Trang Province is now under public scrutiny after it was found paying for luxury cars with money collected from traffic fines, which normally can only be used to fund public projects.

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Judoka secures Vietnam’s 19th ticket to 2016 Olympics

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Judoka secures Vietnam’s 19th ticket to 2016 Olympics

The International Judo Federation has announced the list of competitors for the 2016 Olympics, including Vietnam’s Van Ngoc Tu, the country’s 19th athlete to qualify for Rio de Janeiro.

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Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

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Vietnam's 2016 drought-hit rice output to fall 1.5 percent: government official

Vietnam's rice paddy output will likely fall this year for the first time since 2005 following the worst drought in 90 years, but the decline will be limited as farmers expand planting in the current and final crops, a government official said.

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Vietnamese man gets 17 years for killing wife during counseling session

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Vietnamese man gets 17 years for killing wife during counseling session

A court in the southern province of Soc Trang on Monday handed down a 17-year prison sentence to a 57-year-old man for killing his wife during a compulsory counseling session in January.

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Rare sea turtle saved from frying pan in southern Vietnam

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Rare sea turtle saved from frying pan in southern Vietnam

Officials in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang have rescued a rare sea turtle that was stuck on shore and almost ended up on a dinner table.

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Historic drought forces Vietnamese farmers to migrate for city jobs

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Historic drought forces Vietnamese farmers to migrate for city jobs

Locked doors, empty water tanks and plowing tools hung idly around is a familiar scene in many parts of Soc Trang Province in the Mekong Delta these days.

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Drought forces Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents to leave home, family for work

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Drought forces Vietnam’s Mekong Delta residents to leave home, family for work

The devastating effects of this year’s severe drought and salinization have forced many residents from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta to leave their hometown and earn their living elsewhere.

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Local officials should use all ways to help residents during drought- Deputy PM

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

Local officials should use all ways to help residents during drought- Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung yesterday presided over a conference in Soc Trang province to discuss application of prompt and assertive measures against the current drought and salinity in the Mekong delta region.

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