Recently, seafood exports in the Mekong Delta have seen many bright spots and impressive growth. Despite a deceleration lately, export enterprises have affirmed that they would strive to overcome difficulties, achieving a seafood export turnover of US$11 billion in 2022 - a record milestone for Vietnam's seafood industry.
For many years, traffic at the gateways of Ho Chi Minh City has always been overloaded. Especially, the direction to the Mekong Delta provinces is often congested. Although the number of transport infrastructure investment projects in this area is not small, the number of deployed projects is not high.
Farmers in the Ca Mau peninsula are delighted as they enjoy a bumper rice crop on shrimp farming land. Thanks to that, many people are going to welcome the 2022 Lunar New Year more decently. The rice-shrimp model is now considered natural agriculture, adapting to climate change.
Apart from Ho Chi Minh City and the capital city of Hanoi, the Mekong Delta provinces and cities of Can Tho, An Giang and Kien Giang will simultaneously hold activities to respond to the memorial ceremony for frontline forces, officers, soldiers and compatriots who have died from coronavirus which will be taken place at Thong Nhat (Reunification) Hall in Ho Chi Minh City at 8 p.m. on Friday.
The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap will organize the second conference of tourism cooperation between HCMC and 13 Southern provinces and cities in Cao Lanh City on November 30, announced Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dong Thap Pham Thien Nghia.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Hau Giang Province, on August 30, said that 14 owners of combine harvesters in the province had registered to harvest rice in Soc Trang Province after the province received a proposal from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Soc Trang Province asking for the support of combine harvesters.
In recent days, the export prices of Vietnamese rice have continued to top rice exporting countries, surpassing those of Thailand, India, and Pakistan. Typically, on January 22, the export price was at US$523 per ton for five-percent broken rice, $498 per ton for 25-percent broken rice, and $438 per ton for 100-percent broken rice. Last year, the export prices of Vietnamese rice also took the highest position many times.
Although there is about one month left before farmers in the Mekong Delta start to harvest the winter-spring rice crop, many traders have come to the fields to deposit to buy fresh paddy at an average price of VND6,200-VND6,800 per kilogram, depending on rice variety, in recent days.
Despite the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, enterprises in the Mekong Delta recently have promoted the processing of high-value seafood products to increase their exports to many markets around the world. Seafood exports are showing signs of recovery and opportunities for enterprises to accelerate to finish their plans in the last months of the year.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ca Mau Province, there are about 14,000 hectares of summer-autumn rice in the area waiting for the harvest. Of these, the largest areas of summer-autumn rice are in Tran Van Thoi District with 13,260 hectares.
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang Province on April 23 said that the price of pigs in the market hovered around VND90,000-VND93,000 per kilogram, a high price level, but most pig-farming households did not have many pigs left to sell as the African swine fever forced thousands of households to destroy hundreds of pigs, leading to a sharp decline in the number of pig herds.
The Department of Crop Production and Plant Protection of Kien Giang Province on November 13 said that farmers in Tan Hiep, Chau Thanh, Giong Rieng, Go Quao and Hon Dat districts have sowed around 52,600 hectares out of 289,000 hectares of winter-spring rice crop, accounting for 18.2 percent of the plan.
The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province said that since the beginning of this year the province has held several events to advertise tourism, promote investment and carry out tourism projects in order to attract more tourists to the province.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a conference to review the production of the autumn-winter rice crop and the seasonal rice crop of 2019 and deploy cultivation plan for the upcoming winter-spring rice crop in provinces in the Southeast region and the Mekong Delta on October 11 in Tien Giang Province.