Elderly seller of raffle tickets at the Ben Tre market (Mekong delta, Vietnam).
Ben Tre is located at the downstream of the Mekong River's basin.
Its overall economic structure is divided into three main sectors. Sector I includes agriculture, forestry, fishery, and some other supporting industries. Sector II includes industry, handycraft and infrastructure construction. Sector III comprises the services such as commerce and tourism, among others.
Ben Tre is known for long having an agriculture-based society. This is one of the smallest in land area among Mekong Delta provinces, sitting just next above the smallest one, but its population density stands at the 4th place. Its above-average economic criteria in comparison to other Mekong Delta provinces depends largely on livestock farming and aquaculture, particularly the aquaculture output of which shrimp stands at the 2nd place, followed by cattle herds.
Uploaded: Nov 12, 2014