|Visitors at the area displaying ornamental fish. — VNS Photo|
HCM CITY — The fifth hi-tech agriculture and food industry fair (Hi-Tech Agro 2016) opened yesterday in HCM City’s Lê Văn Tám Park, providing opportunities for local farm producers and distributors to enhance co-operation.
The fair features 300 booths of enterprises from HCM City and 20 from other cities and provinces. On display are hi-tech farming models, bio-technology products, seedlings, orchids, ornamental trees, fresh and processed farm produce and food, post-harvest technologies, and agricultural machines and equipment.
A special zone designed like an aquarium displaying ornamental fish is expected to be an attractive feature of the fair.
Seminars will be held to discuss the development plan for the ornamental fish industry in the 2016-20 period, while an investment promotion conference will solicit investment for the city’s hi-tech agricultural park.
Phạm Thiết Hòa, director of the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC), said the fair would offer stakeholders opportunities to learn about the latest scientific and technological advancements and sharpen the competitiveness of local agricultural products.
The fair, organised by the centre in collaboration with the HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and HCM City Hi-Tech Agricultural Park, will close on November 14. — VNS