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City hosts hi-tech agricultural fair

Update: September, 11/2012 - 10:46

HCM CITY (VNS) — HCM City will hold its first international hi-tech agriculture and food processing fair next month.

Organisers said that the Hi-Tech Agro 2012, which will be held from October 24 to 28, will create conditions for the agriculture sector of HCM City, the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and southeastern provinces to access the latest technological advances and offer opportunities for domestic and foreign firms to exchange experiences and information.

The five-day fair will also promote Vietnamese agricultural brands and help attract investment into the agriculture and food processing industry, they said.

Pho Nam Phuong, director of the HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre, main fair organiser, said there are plenty of hi-tech agricultural products from HCM City and the Cuu Long Delta and southeastern provinces in the market at present. The products include vegetables, seafood, animal and poultry meat, flowers, ornamental trees, ornamental fish and tanned leather.

However, the promotion of these products on a large scale has not been done regularly to increase consumer awareness of hi-tech agricultural products and introduce the country's increasing agricultural production capabilities to importers, she said.

HCM City is the country's major consumer and exporter of many agro-forestry and seafood products while the Cuu Long Delta and southeastern provinces are the major suppliers.

Many farmers and companies in HCM City, the Cuu Long Delta and eight southeastern provinces have evidenced keen interest and registered to attend the fair, organisers said. — VNS

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