At present, several businesses operating in Phu Quoc island district of southern Kien Giang province have invested billions of VND to treat wastewater they produced to turn it into clean water for irrigation, in effort to protect the environment
At a press conference introducing the programme “Travelling with Me Trang towards Truong Sa sea and islands” on May 24, Director of the Khanh Hoa-based Me Trang Coffee Joint Stock Company Luong The Hung said that from June 1, 2013 to May 30, 2014, when selling each product (equivalent to 1 kilogram), his company will contribute 500 VND to the Fund for beloved Truong Sa, which is expected to reach about 1 billion VND.
We are delighted to see positive changes in our economy during the first months of 2013: the economic growth was higher than the same period last year; inflation was under control, with prices being kept stable, interest rate decreasing, and export turnover rising remarkably; social security received continuing attention; national independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity were defended; foreign affairs activities strengthened; national defence and social security and order ensured
About 100km from the mainland, Bach Long Vy island district in Hai Phong city embraces a strategic position and significant importance in national defence, security and the development of the maritime economy. It is one of the eight major fishing grounds in the Tonkin Gulf. The island district is focusing on building itself into a centre for fishery logistic services and search and rescue at sea - a firm support for fishermen when going out to sea.
Under a detailed master plan on Viet Nam’s coastal roads to 2020, the section passing through Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces will stretches as far as 400km. These localities have been mobilising sources to invest in building a coastal road route in a bid to effectively tap and use marine resources as well as resources in coastal regions, to serve their socio-economic development.
After a trip to four island communes, namely An Son, Nam Du, Lai Son and Hon Tre of Kien Hai district, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the southern province of Kien Giang Pham Vu Hong said that it is quite possible for the island district to become a marine tourist destination just as captivating as Phu Quoc island. Therefore, the province’s departments, sectors and Trade-Tourism Promotion Centre need to help Kien Hai bring this advantage into play
President Truong Tan Sang on April 15 visited Ly Son island district in Quang Ngai province, where he talked to fishermen in the district and worked with Ly Son and provincial leaders. Accompanying the President were Dang Ngoc Tung, President of the Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour, and representatives from ministries and branches
Members of the fishing group No.1 at An Su hamlet, An Son commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province enjoyed a big Tet (traditional Lunar New Year) of the Year of the Snake (2013), wrapping up a successful year with bumping catches. In the past year, the group brought home nearly 800 tonnes of seafood, worth over 80 billion VND.