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Đà Nẵng, Japan to co-operate in seafood production, sewage treatment

Update: February, 22/2017 - 09:00
Fish are loaded for storing at Thọ Quang fishing port in Đà Nẵng city. JICA will help the city improve fishing and seafood processing technology. VNS Photo Công Thành
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ĐÀ NẴNG  — The central city of Da nang, in co-operation with the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA), will start building a seafood value chain in the city with a fund of 60 million Japanese yen (around VNĐ11 billion or US$528,000).

The city’s secretariat said the project, which will be implemented through Kushiro City’s Commercial and Industry Chamber, aims to support Đà Nẵng in personnel training for the improvement in hygiene and quality control of fish processing, distribution, and promotion of seafood from Kushiro City.

The project will also help the city reduce odors at the Thọ Quang fishing port in Sơn Trà District.

As scheduled, experts from Kushiro City will help Đà Nẵng improve their seafood product to supply Japanese restaurants in the city, as well as boosting promotion programmes in Kushiro, Japan. 

The central city, which has 15,000sq.km of fishing grounds, has a fleet of 2,300 fishing boats, of which 699 are deep-sea trawlers.

Seafood exports from the city earned $113 million in 2016.

JICA has helped Đà Nẵng develop key infrastructure projects and environment improvement, including biomass liquid fertilizer from human waste for improving urban sanitation and training nurses in elderly care.

This year, Đà Nẵng and JICA will start construction of an upgraded and expanded sewage treatment stations in Sơn Trà and Phú Lộc, as well as drainage systems.

The two six-year projects will cost VNĐ3.38 trillion (US$150 million), of which 85 per cent is being provided by the Japanese Government and VNĐ467 billion by the city. — VNS

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