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Long spells of biting cold trouble flower growers

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am

Hanoi and northern provinces have been suffering biting cold for a week, which is warned to continue, making flower growers “like to be a cat on hot bricks” as the biggest holiday is approaching.

Peach flower growers in Phu Thuong and Nhat Tan wards in Tay Ho precinct, two largest flower suppliers in Hanoi, complained that just over 20 days away from Tet, but weather forecasters have warned of several other spells of biting cold ahead.


If the forecast comes true, peach flowers are in a threat to be unable to blossom at the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).


Peach flower growers are resorting to all means to make their flowers blossom at the right time. They have intensified watering, fertilising and even turned on electric lights the night round to warm up peach roots in an effort to make peach bloom soon.


Peach flower growers said the ideal weather should be the mixture of cold and warm. Peach will yield huge flowers with thick petals and beautiful colour and numerous buds in a weather which has several days of the cold weather after several warm days.


Growers of rose and c hrysanthemum are also struggling against the long spells of chilly cold. They cover their orchards with nets, maintain the necessary humidity level and keep trees warm with electricity light.

Source: SGGP

Cold spells to cast over Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Three or four extreme and damaging cold spells will hit Vietnam this year, causing temperatures to fall to under 14 degrees Celsius, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.

This undated file photo shows motorcyclists during a cold spell last year in northern Vietnam

A cold front is expected to travel to the northern and northern central regions this weekend, causing temperatures to drop by four or five degrees and heavy rain throughout the regions.
 
There will be strong winds at 40 kilometers an hour with gusts topping 61 kilometers per hour in the Token Gulf and central coast areas.
 
The cold front will affect the central region on October 16, bringing heavy rain in some areas.
 
There will be downpours and thunderstorms in coastal areas from the central province of Da Nang to the southern province of Ca Mau and from Ca Mau to the southern province of Kien Giang.
 
Meanwhile, a new typhoon is taking shape in the Pacific Ocean and speeds towards the Luzon Island in the Philippines.
 
Megi, which means catfish in Korean, is expected to hit the East Sea next week.

Source: SGGP

PM spells out measures to stabilize prices in rest of 2010

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung October 11 ordered ministries, relevant agencies and people’s committees to adopt measures to stabilize prices and the market in the last months of the year.

Shoppers at Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City during Tet (Photo: SGGP)

He said the rest of the year might see difficulties in production funds, power supply, demand and supply as well as prices of essential goods. 
 
To ensure this year’s economic growth rate of 6.5 percent and consumer price index of 8 percent, measures to stabilize the macro-economy and boost production have to be implemented drastically, he added.
 
He said ministries of Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, Health, and Construction have to complete and announce their plans for developing production and distribution systems of staple goods including petrol, fertilizer, construction steel, cement, food, and medicine in the fourth quarter at the latest.
 
The Ministry of Industry and Trade was ordered to check production capacity and supply system to formulate concrete plans to ensure sufficient supplies of essential goods and services for production and consumption until the first quarter of 2011 and especially during Tet (lunar New Year) 2011.
 
The Ministry of Finance was asked to order relevant agencies to control pricing factors, determine prices of essential goods, and keep prices of power and coal sold to producers of cement, fertilizer and paper stable.
 
PM Dung ordered the State Bank of Vietnam to introduce appropriate policies to enable commercial banks to withdraw money from circulation quickly, thus it will help reduce pressure of price hikes, especially in the end of the year when big money will be needed for payment of projects and bonuses.   
 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to steer food companies to supply sufficient foods, keep prices stable, and organize distribution systems in industrial parks, and residential and flood-hit areas.  

Source: SGGP

PM spells out measures to combat drought

In Uncategorized on July 3, 2010 at 4:07 pm




PM spells out measures to combat drought


QĐND – Saturday, July 03, 2010, 21:1 (GMT+7)

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung sent a dispatch July 2 to related provinces, cities and ministries, outlining urgent measures to fight against the major drought affecting Northern Central and Southern Central Coastal areas.


The measures are aimed to help farmers cultivate the upcoming summer-autumn crop as scheduled, ensure production and stabilize people’s lives.


These provinces and cities are currently affected by a severe drought that has caused the loss of vast areas of rice fields. The drought is menacing the cultivation of the summer-autumn crop, so there is a high risk of crop failure on a mass scale.


The PM asked people’s committees of affected provinces and cities and local administrations of all levels to synchronously implement measures on fighting against drought, including dredging irrigation canals, installing more water pumping stations, monitoring and using effectively and economically water sources and ensuring sufficient water for paddy fields.


To ensure cultivation, PM Dung asked localities to use their standby budgets allocated for natural disasters and other funds.


The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was asked to order people’s committees and related agencies to visit severely affected localities to keep track of the situation and instruct people how to deal with the drought.


The Ministry of Industry and Trade was asked to order the Electricity of Vietnam Group to prioritize power to the cause and cooperate with localities to make a plan for letting out water from reservoirs to dried areas.


PM Dung also asked the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to instruct the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting to follow the situation closely and keep the public informed of upcoming weather conditions.


Source: SGGP


 


Source: QDND

Cold spells heading for north

In Uncategorized on March 24, 2010 at 6:37 am

Three or four cold spells are forecast for north and north-central coastal provinces this month, according to the Southern Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecast.


The spells could hit in the next few days from February 4-7, the weather center added.


At least two severe cold fronts may cause northeastern monsoons of up to level 6 or more, said the weather bureau.


In the south, the weather is expected to be sunny in the coming days, though inshore regions will see rain and slightly colder temperatures in the mornings and evenings.


The south will see unseasonable rain toward the middle and end of the month, but with southern coastal regions experiencing only a few days of rain during the same period.





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