Investment & Co-operation

ADB senior specialist on urban development in Ben Tre discussing financing urban infrastructure

On December 18, 2014, Mr Vo Thanh Hao, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ben Tre Province accompanied by the Ben Tre City leadership and officials from several provincial departments were met with the working group from Viet Nam Resident Mission of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) led by Mr Hubert Jenny, the bank’s Principal urban development specialist.

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Tourism

Spring tours in Ben Tre

This year’s Tet, tourists who come to Ben Tre will have a chance to admire what the Vietnamese Tourism Bureau has chosen as the province’s best attractions, and the province is also chosen to be among the five best destinations in the Mekong Delta.

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Social Affairs

A kich-off workshop for project design for climate change adaptation in the Mekong Delta

An international workshop named “Kick-off Workshop for Project Design Adaptation in the Mekong Delta”, was held in Ben Tre on March 20, 2013, at the opening of a working tour by the experts from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Ben Tre for reality check for a new project design.

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Humanitarian Info.

60 cleft-palate children charitably operated

In days from December 22 to December 27, 2014, a volunteering group of nurses and doctors from the Japanese Cleft Palate Foundation (JCPF) led by Dr Nagato Natsume has come to Nguyen Dinh Chieu Hospital in Ben Tre Province to carry out a charitable cleft-palate surgery program on 60 selected children. The total cost for this year’s program is estimated at US$60,000.

Politics & Society

Ben Tre City modernizing bureaucratic formalities and procedures

Mr Nguyen Van Hung, Head of the Formalities Reform Center in the Department of Interior Affairs has said Ben Tre City's People's Committee is deploying the project to modernize administrative formalities and procedures done with the normal "one door" and inter-departmental "one door" and through computer network.

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Education & Training

Education networking kicked start

On November 6, 2008, the Military Telecommunication General Company (Viettel Telecom) in collaboration with Ben Tre's Department of Education and Training held a starting-of-work ceremony of the project to set up the Internet connection for the province's education sector.

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Arts & Culture

Monuments and relics in Ben Tre province

To date, Ben Tre province has 20 certified relics and monuments, of which there are 14 of national level and 6 provincial revolutionary historical monuments, memorial sites and relics.

Sciences & Tech.

How coconut water helps our health

For a very long time, coconut water has been used as a favourite drink, and it has also been used a great deal in cooking, such as making food color additive, stew meat soak to add more favourable flavour. More recently, there has been a new kind of food made from coconut materials being sold in the market, which is called coconut jelly.

Economy

Binh Dai District authorities assist farmers with cocoa seedlings

In an effort to assist farmers with cocoa seedlings for blending growing in coconut groves, Binh Dai District’s Agricultural and Rural Development Department has collaborated with communal Farmer Societies to supply local farmers with more than 60 thousand cocoa seedlings to blendingly grow in more than 90 thousand hectares of coconut groves

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News from Departments

Ben Tre hard clam fishery Viet Nam and SEA first to receive MSC certificate

The World Wild Fund on Tuesday, November 10, 2009, posted news on its Website that said that Ben Tre's hard clam fishery had been granted with a certificate the day before by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for sustainable methodology of sea resources exploitation.

 

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