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Tien Giang invests in fruit plantations

Update: September, 10/2013 - 11:03

Southern Tien Giang Province will invest VND760 billion ($36.19 million) in developing infrastructure to plant star apples and dragon fruit.— Photo baoapbac

TIEN GIANG (VNS) — Southern Tien Giang Province will invest VND760 billion ($36.19 million) in developing infrastructure to plant star apples and dragon fruit.

The fund would cover the development of an irrigation system, roads and electricity networks for two star apple cultivation areas in Chau Thanh and Cai Lay districts and for a dragon fruit area in Cho Gao District. The fruit would be intended for export.

The province plans to expand star apple cultivation areas from the current 3,900ha to 5,000ha and dragon fruit growing areas from 3,000 to 4,600ha by 2015. — VNS

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