Wind turbines in the sea of Tra Vinh. The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is home to a series of wind power projects thanks to its favourable position. (Source: Photo

Tra Vinh is situated between the Tien and Hau rivers, the two main branches of the Mekong River, which allow transport with other south-western provinces, HCM City and neighbouring countries. It is also bordered by a 65km long coastline. Its geography creates favourable conditions for the province to develop transportation, trade and services, tourism and cultural exchange with other regions.

According to experts, Vietnam has a huge advantage in wind, with a coastline of more than 3,000 km and many islands with an average wind speed of 5m/s; However, this potential has not been fully exploited before.

With increasing development, the demand for electricity for consumption and production is increasing, especially in Vietnam in recent years.  When traditional sources of electricity generation such as thermal power, gas, hydroelectricity, nuclear, etc. expose many risks and highly affect the environment, alternative energy sources become indispensable.

No cases of acute pneumonia caused by nCoV in Vietnam

According to the Preventive Medicine Department under the Ministry of Health (MoH), no cases of acute pneumonia, caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV), have been reported in Vietnam.

Experts from the Ministry of Health check disease prevention and control at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases.(Source: VNA)

Two Chinese people from Wuhan City who were in Vietnam were tested negative to the nCoV. They were discharged from hospital and returned to their country.

The MoH will continue to closely supervise the disease at border gates, hospitals and in the community to get ready for treatment and management.

A delegation from Ministry of Health paid a working visit to National Hospital of Tropical Disease (Source: VNA)

However, the MoH has issued urgent Document 62/KCB-NV to send hospitals under the ministry,  Departments of Health of provinces and cities under central government, health facilities of ministries and branches on early detection and good preparation for the prevention and control of pneumonia caused by Corona.

Vietnam aims for 9 billion USD worth of fishery exports in 2020

According to the Directorate of Fisheries, Vietnam has targeted to earn 9 billion USD from fishery exports in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 7 percent.

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According to VNA, Vietnam’s aquatic product export value reached 8.6 billion USD last year in 2019, down 2.3 percent from the previous year.

However, Vietnam’s seafood export value reached 3.2 billion USD last year, an 8-percent increase from a year earlier, the highest rate ever, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers./.

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