News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

December 28, 2003

Ben Tre, Then and Now

Ben Tre province in Viet Nam was heavily hit in the war back in the 60s and 70s. A U.S. Major once made the infamous statement, "It became necessary to destroy the town to save it," about a town in Ben Tre.

Now, Ben tre is Viet Nam's largest coconut-growing province.

Here's a recent article about Ben Tre and its coconut industry from VNANET.VN. Posted by brian at December 28, 2003 09:38 AM