Economist experts commented that the target of Vietnam to export 7 tonnes of rice in 2022 is within the power. In addition, the export price of 5-percent broken rice is leading the world, at US$425-230 per tonne. These are truly positive signs to the national economy at the end of this year.
The first book street in the Mekong Delta region opened on November 19 in Dong Thap Province’s Cao Lanh City marking the 40th anniversary of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (November 20) and the event of Cao Lanh City listed in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
The Mekong Delta has lost about 500 hectares of land annually, notably severe damage of more than VND200 billion (US$8 million) from land erosions in the provinces and cities of An Giang, Dong Thap, Can Tho, Vinh Long and Ca Mau from 2018 to 2020.
SunRice, Australia’s largest rice supplier, will partner with Australian and Vietnamese researchers to develop a new variety of rice that helps farmers in the Mekong Delta adapt to climate change and offers a fresh opportunity to increase exports from the region.
The Transport Ministry informed that by 2025, the Mekong Delta will have needed around 39 million cubic meters of sand to level the surface for road construction projects. The urgent need in 2023 is 16 million cubic meters.
It is more than 3 months until 2023 Tet holiday, yet various specialty-food villages and businesses in the Mekong Delta are eagerly preparing their goods to serve the high demands of the public on this special occasion.
In recent days, many petrol filling stations in the Mekong Delta region have closed and stopped selling, partly because of losses, and partly because of supply shortages, leading to the prospect of large-scale disruptions in the region.