Mekong Delta shrimp prices fall as COVID-19 hits demand

For instance, white leg shrimp of 100 shrimp per kilogramme size now cost 5,000 – 70,000 VND (2.74 – 2.95 USD), around 20,000 – 25,000 VND less than a year ago. The price of giant tiger shrimp in Ca Mau province has decreased by 40,000 – 70,000 VND compared to just a week ago. Chau […]

Rice cultivation must ensure domestic supply in spite of difficulties

At a recent online conference to review the region’s rice growing in the winter-spring crop, Doanh highlighted the determination of the agricultural sector not to suffer from losses in the coming summer-autumn and autumn-winter crops. During the 2019-2020 winter-spring rice season, the Mekong Delta harvested 11.3 million tonnes of rice in conditions of severe drought […]

Hanoi’s CPI rises 5.23 percent in Q1

In March, the city’s CPI decreased 0.89 percent against the previous month, but rose 0.1 percent over December 2019 and 4.36 percent year-on-year. Seven out of 11 commodity groups recorded declining prices compared to February, with transport costs experiencing the highest fall of 4.19 percent as petrol prices sharply decreased over the period. It was […]

First-quarter CPI sees highest rise in 2016-2020

The rise was attributed to the increasing demand for food in January and February – the duration of the Lunar New Year (Tet), Lam told a press conference in Hanoi on March 27, adding that food and vegetable prices climbed up 13.21 percent and 4.14 percent respectively. The COVID-19 outbreak began in late January 2020, […]

Businesses seek measures to cope with COVID-19

Ho Quynh Hung, chairman of the director board and general director of the Dien Quang Lamp Joint Stock Company, said besides finding new suppliers of input materials at home and abroad, the company has boosted production of LED chips, an important raw material of LED lamps. Dien Quang’s high-tech factory producing LED chips was put […]

Can Tho moves to enhance efficiency of vital hi-tech urban agricultural models

Under the project, the city will focus on models that cultivate flowers, ornamental plants, vegetables and fruits, and those that raise ornamental fish. The models use advanced farming techniques, organic fertiliser and efficient irrigation systems. The project will be implemented mostly in Ninh Kieu and Cai Rang districts. In Cai Rang, hi-tech urban agricultural models […]

New 40 agricultural firms set up in HCM City in three months

The latest addition has brought the number of businesses operating in the field to 1,722. HCM City’s agricultural production value in the first quarter increased 4.3 percent year-on-year, according to the department. This is a positive sign amid the complicated developments of COVID-19, as the local agricultural sector is exerting efforts to ensure supplies of […]

Vietnam’s two-month cashew exports to US up

The US, along with the Netherlands and China, remained the top three largest cashew export markets for Vietnam. The department said the country exported a total 50,700 tonnes of cashew nuts in the period, a year on year increase of 6.5 percent, but value fell 8.4 percent to about 357 million USD. The average export […]

Supplies of essential goods ensured under all circumstances: Minister

“No locality will face a shortage of essential goods,” he said. Supplies will be sufficient to meet the needs of people, even when the pandemic prolongs for one month, two months, six months, or longer, he affirmed. In the worst situation, the ministry will ask the government to mobilise national reserves, he said. Deputy Minister […]

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