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A farmer works on a tra fish farm in the Mekong Delta. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed imposing heavy fines on banned substances for aquatic cultivation - PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH

Stiff fines proposed for banned substances in aquaculture

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed imposing heavy fines ranging from VND100 million to VND200 million on organizations and individuals who trade, import, make and use banned substances for aquatic cultivation, local media reported.

Binh Thuan starts work on major solar power project

Binh Thuan Solar Power Investment JSC, or B-Solar Power JSC, on September 23 started construction on a solar power project, with a total designed capacity of nearly 40 megawatts, in Song Luy Commune, Bac Binh District, Binh Thuan Province. The VND998 billion project is slated for completion in April next year.

Problems with PPP investment in agriculture abound

There are still a lot of things to be done to attract investment in agriculture though the public-private partnership (PPP) is seen as an effective way to build a sustainable value chain and increase incomes of farmers. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development plans to expand PPP cooperation in developing 10 national major products.

Sugar producers face bankruptcy

Many local sugar producers are facing bankruptcy as the prices of sugar products are low, resulting in high sugar inventories and hefty losses. The smuggling of sugar from Thailand into Vietnam has been rampant, reported Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper.

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