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File photo of farmers transporting rice in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice basket - PHOTO: LE HOANG VU

Q1 rice exports projected to increase

Vietnam’s rice exports in the first quarter of the year are forecast to rise, the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority told a press briefing on January 22.

More container truck drivers positive for drugs

The Road-Railway Traffic Police Division (PC08) under the HCMC Department of Police yesterday morning launched a drug testing campaign at Cat Lat Port in the city. Two of 23 truck drivers tested positive for drugs, local media reported.

Agribank to launch huge credit package for low-income earners

The Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) may roll out a credit package worth around VND5 trillion (US$215 million) for low-income earners with fast and easy procedures in a bid to prevent them from borrowing from loan sharks.

First pictures received from Vietnam’s MicroDragon satellite

MicroDragon, a Vietnamese-made earth observation satellite which was launched into orbit on January 18, has sent back its first pictures, the Vietnam National Space Center said in a statement on its website on January 23.

Bac Lieu upbeat about US$4.3 billion gas-fired power plant

The government of Bac Lieu Province expects the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired power plant, with total capital of US$4.3 billion, will generate VND2,500-VND3,000 billion in annual revenue for the provincial budget.

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