|The High-tech Application Agricultural Zone (HTAAZ) in southern Phú Yên Province has attracted seven investment projects. -- Photo ahtp.phuyen.gov.vn|Viet Nam News
PHÚ YÊN — Southern Phú Yên Province on Monday began construction of the High-tech Application Agricultural Zone (HTAAZ) in Phú Hòa District’s Hòa Quang Bắc Commune, with total investment of some VNĐ520 billion (US$23.1 million).
The zone is one of 10 agricultural areas under the master plan of hi-tech agricultural areas by the year 2020 with a vision to 2030, according to the prime minister’s Decision No. 575/QĐ-TTg on May 4, 2015.
Covering an area of 460ha, the HTAAZ will complete the Lỗ Chài 1 irrigation system with capacity of 304,000 cu.m., building a 4km road, lighting system, waste treatment area and other technical infrastructure.
It has attracted seven investment projects, of which, four projects are in operation -- Taiwan high-tech agricultural zone of Kuan-Lien Agricultural Development Co. Ltd., Industrial chicken raising farm of Đồng Lợi Clean Chicken Raising Co., Biological experimental station of Technology Application and Transfer Center (Department of Science and Technology) and Fruit farm of Sơn Ngọc Co-operative Group.
The remaining projects are completing investment procedures.
The province also plans to build a research and development centre for hi-tech agricultural development by 2020. The centre will have hi-tech models and conduct research on science and technologies to transfer to farmers and businesses in the region. — VNS