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City targets becoming Southeast Asia’s top vegetable producer

Update: December, 26/2016 - 15:00
Fresh vegetables garden in Da Lat. The city has approved a plan to turn the city into the top producer of vegetables in Southeast Asia. — Photo www.traveltipsvietnam.com
Viet Nam News

Local authorities of Da Lat City in Central Highlands’ Lam Dong Province have approved a plan to turn the city into the top producer of vegetables in Southeast Asia. 

The city also aims to become the number one destination for agricultural tourism in Viet Nam. 

Accordingly, the city will develop comprehensive and sustainable high-tech agriculture and improve its investment environment in the 2016-20 period. 

The city hopes that high technology will be applied in 65-70 per cent of its farmland areas, equivalent to 7,000ha. 

The agricultural sector’s production value is expected to hit VND4,346 billion (US$193 million), of which vegetable and flower exports account for 20 per cent. 

Besides this, Da Lat City will develop sustainable agricultural models in combination with tourism and agricultural services. 
 —  VNS

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