|The Seibu Nousan Company visited Ha Nam Province yesterday. — Photo hanamtv
HA NAM (VNS) — The Seibu Nousan Company visited Ha Nam Province yesterday, seeking investment opport-unities for planting, processing and exporting Japonica, a kind of Japanese rice.
During a working session, Ha Nam Party Committee Secretary Mai Tien Dung said agriculture was one of the province's key economic development tasks.
In addition to accelerating application of advanced technology in the sector, the province had begun encouraging hi-tech farming investments by Japanese investors, he said.
Dung vowed that the province would offer all possible support to agriculture investors, including assistance with electricity and water supply and transport.
Director of Seibu Nousan Viet Nam, Akira Ichikawa, said his company decided to survey opportunities in the province after finding out its attractive investment policies and favourable conditions for agricultural development.
He hoped that authorities could create the necessary conditions for a test run of Japonica rice on a 20ha area, adding that the pilot would use hi-end technology and a quality management system from Japan.
Currently, potatoes, vegetables, soy beans and pumpkins grown in Ha Nam are popular in the Japanese market.
The locality has already zoned off a 1,000ha riverside plot for more vegetable and fruit cultivation, vietnamplus.vn reports. — VNS