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Đà Nẵng eyes hi-tech farms

Update: October, 17/2018 - 07:00
A farmer harvests melons in Hòa Ninh Commune, Đà Nẵng City. - Photo VGP
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Đà Nẵng plans to prioritise a hi-tech agricultural zone in Hòa Vang District to attract more investment in modern farming.

This was one of the key tasks for the last quarter of this year to develop technical infrastructure to attract investment for sustainable economic development associated with the transformation of the city’s growth model, the municipal authority said at a conference this week.

According to Nguyễn Đỗ Tám, deputy director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, developing hi-tech and clean agricultural production was critical to ensuring economic efficiency and sustainable agricultural development, given the city’s limited farm land.

The hi-tech agricultural zone will cover 117 hectares in Hòa Ninh Commune, and is awaiting approval.

The city said that to date, seven investors were planning to invest in the zone, including national dairy firm Vinamilk’s VNĐ700 billion (US$29.94 million) cattle farm project, Hapras’s VNĐ60 billion safe vegetable farming project and Greentech’s VNĐ52 billion fruit and vegetable hydroponics project.

The city previously approved seven zones for investment in hi-tech agriculture with a total area of 500 hectares.

According to Đặng Phú Hành, deputy chairman of Hòa Vang District’s People’s Committee, after two years of applying high technologies in agricultural production, more than 20 hi-tech agricultural projects had been developed in the district, bringing significant benefits to farmers.

Recently, Đà Nẵng invested VNĐ10 billion for the district to expand hi-tech agricultural production in Hòa Ninh Commune in 2019.

Đặng Văn Hồng, director of the Đà Nẵng Agricultural-Fishery-Forestry Extension Centre, said the focus would be placed on land planning for hi-tech agriculture investment and providing support for clean farming production and developing value chains. — VNS


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