Mekong Delta provinces respond to memorial for Covid-19 victims

Mekong Delta provinces respond to memorial for Covid-19 victims

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. 
Mekong Delta provinces lack rice harvesting machines for summer-autumn rice crop

Mekong Delta provinces lack rice harvesting machines for summer-autumn rice crop

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.
Rice harvesting in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Agricultural sector reduces rice-growing areas, improves rice quality

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.
Traders flock to Mekong Delta provinces to deposit for winter-spring rice

Traders flock to Mekong Delta provinces to deposit for winter-spring rice

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.
Workers process pangasius fish for export at a company in the Mekong Delta. (Photo: SGGP)

Provinces in the Mekong Delta speed up export of seafood

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.

 

Flooded rice has to be cut by hand so the harvesting progress is very slow. (Photo: SGGP)

Harvesting progress of waterlogged rice sluggish due to shortage of labor

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.