The project was invested with over VND100 billion (US$4.8 million) and is expected to increase the power supply during the upcoming dry season to meet the demands of residents and industrial zones in the province.
The 21km long power line runs through Giong Trom, Ba Tri and Binh Dai districts while the transformer station is located in Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province.
Ben Tre is one of 13 Mekong delta provinces, which has a total area of 2,322 square kilometres and a population of 1.36 million people. The province's township is 86 kilometres away from Ho Chi Minh City. It is located near the key southern economic region, which has the most dynamic economy in Vietnam. In recent years, Ben Tre province has gained an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent. The figure was put at 10.8 per cent for 2006 alone. Its per capita income is around US$500 per annum. Ben Tre has advantages for developing fisheries and gardening…... [read more]
Nhan Dan Online - A ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction of 17 rural bridges took place on May 29 in Vinh Binh commune, Cho Lach district, Ben Tre province. The project will cost an estimated VND19.5 billion (US$936,000), sourced from the Vietnam Commercial Joint Stock Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank), which has spent over VND30 billion (US$1.4 million)on social security for Ben Tre province in 2013. The Luu River bridge will be 56 metres long, 3.5 metres wide and have a load carrying capacity of 13 tonnes. It is the longest of the new bridges and will be…... [read more]
Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 14:58:49 (VOVworld) – Upholding the fine tradition of President Ho Chi Minh’s soldiers, war veterans in Ben Tre province have spared no effort to contribute to local socio-economic development. They have always taken the lead in implementing the national program on new rural development. VOV’s Phan Anh reports… Chau Binh commune in Ben Tre province’s Giong Trom district has seen significant changes in recent years including new bridges and paved roads. These changes are thanks to the tireless efforts of local authorities and the public, especially war veterans, who went to every household to encourage…... [read more]
BEN TRE — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre, famed as the country's premier coconut growing region, is losing many of its palms as farmers cut them down to grow other trees. A dramatic fall in prices and sales is being blamed for the switch. A farmer tends to his coconut palms in southern Ben Tre Province. Coconut farmers in the province have been advised not to cut down their coconut palms when coconut prices decline. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Ngoc The price of dry coconut (the whole nut, not copra), in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta…... [read more]
NDO – Chairman of the Cuban National Assembly (NA), Esteban Lazo Hernandez, led a high-ranking NA delegation in a visit to Ben Tre province on June 17, as part of his ongoing official visit to Vietnam. At a reception for the delegation, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Cao Van Trong, briefed the guest on the district’s current socio-economic development situation, as well as discussing the coordination among the local Party Committee, administration, NA delegation and political and social organisations. For his part, Esteban Lazo Hernandez expressed his thanks for the warm and sincere welcome the Cuban delegation received from…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – A pristine area of coconut trees and large fruit gardens has made Ben Tre one of the nation’s precious green ecological complexes. As one of the major agricultural suppliers in the Mekong Delta, Ben Tre is a province of fertile flatlands, extensive waterways, sand-hillocks, green paddy fields and lush orchards. Here, visitors have the chance to enjoy various agricultural produces, especially fruits such as coconut, durian, shaddock, etc. The special feature of Ben Tre is the vast green orchards where visitors are allowed to pick fresh fruits from the trees and try as they want. Cultural and…... [read more]
The Center of Preventive Medicine in the Mekong delta province of Ben Tre has said mumps and chicken pox are spreading in schools. As per the initial figure, the province had 126 cases of mumps in first three months, an increase of 64 cases compared to same period last year and 96 cases of chicken pox, a soar of 28 people compared same period last year. Of the people with mumps and chicken pox, 85 and 50 students have mumps and chicken pox respectively.At present primary and junior high schools in the province’s districts Mo Cay Nam, Giong Trom, Thanh…... [read more]
BEN TRE (VNS)— An irrigation sluice gate officially began operating in Ben Tre Province's Giong Trom District yesterday, aimed at preventing salination and supplying fresh water for local farmers. The Son Doc 2 sluice, located in Hung Le Commune, is part of the Northern Ben Tre Irrigation Project. Project director Do Van Nhan said work began on the Son Doc 2 sluice in March 2013 with a capital investment of VND150 billion (roughly US$6.8 million). He said it was a very important component of the bigger project, helping supply fresh water for 11,000ha of agricultural land in the districts of…... [read more]
An irrigation sluice gate officially began operating in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on June 19, aimed at preventing salinisation and supplying fresh water for local farmers. The Son Doc 2 sluice, located in Hung Le Commune, Giong Trom District, is part of the Northern Ben Tre Irrigation Project. Project director Do Van Nhan said the Son Doc 2 sluice, built with an investment of 150 billion VND (roughly 6.8 million USD), is a very important component of the bigger project, helping supply fresh water for 11,000ha of agricultural land in the districts of Giong Trom and Ba…... [read more]
HCM CITY (VNS)— Authorities in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Ben Tre have urged farmers not to cut down cacao trees in coconut orchards to grow citrus fruits, saying the coconut-cacao inter-crop model is still sustainable. Besides, soil conditions in many areas are not good for citrus trees, they said. Doan Quang Duc, deputy head of the province's Agriculture and Fisheries Extension Centre, said farmers should not cut down cacao trees to grow orange or lemon just because they fetch high prices. The province supports farmers by providing them 40 per cent of the money required for buying…... [read more]