Primary students in Ben Tre Province in southern Vietnam clean their hands on February 7, 2020. The province is one of just a few letting students go to school amid the Covid-19 outbreak, before deciding to let them all stay home from February 8. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Nam. … [Read more...] about School or no school, epidemic catches education system off guard
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Hanoi (VNA) – Little rainfall is forecast across the country in March and April, the remaining months of the dry season, particularly in the central region, said Vu Duc Long, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting. Water levels in rivers in the central and Central Highlands regions are forecast to stand 35 – 70 percent below the average recorded in previous years, and even 80 percent down in some areas, he said. Central Vietnam will likely suffer drought in the next two months, and saline intrusion in regional estuaries will occur earlier and on a larger scale, he added. It is very likely that Thanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, the Central Highlands and the southeastern region will be in the grip of drought from March to May, while the central coast is facing drought and saltwater intrusion from June to August, which will be more severe than the last dry season. Volumetric flow rates of rivers in the central and Central Highlands … [Read more...] about Low rainfall expected across central Vietnam over next two months
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Many farmers in the city have also developed urban agriculture and expanded fruit orchards that offer tourism services. The city has 37 fruit orchards that offer tourism services, mostly in Phong Điền, Cái Răng and Thốt Nốt districts. They grow mostly durian, mango, milk apple and rambutan. … [Read more...] about Cần Thơ rice farmers switch to high-value crops