A conference was held on June 24 to discuss the development of a 100-ha hi-tech agricultural zone in Gia Lai. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Điệp
GIA LAI — A 100-ha hi-tech agricultural zone is scheduled to be built in the central highlands province of Gia Lai to develop breeding pigs and produce organic cattle feed and fertiliser.
Authorities in Gia Lai authority spoke about the zone with its developers at a conference held by the province on June 24.
Accordingly, the DHN hi-tech agricultural zone would be developed by the Netherlands-based De Heus in Asia and the Hùng Nhơn Group of Việt Nam with an estimated investment capital of VNĐ1.03 trillion (US$44.4 million).
It will apply advanced technology in pig farming and slaughter and the production of organic cattle feed and fertiliser that meets international standards.
Speaking at the conference, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Võ Ngọc Thành vowed to provide favourable conditions for the development of the project.
De Heus and Hùng Nhơn aim to expand pig farming across five central highlands provinces over the next five to ten years.
Following Gia Lai, the two groups will develop breeding pig projects in Đắk, Kon Tum, and Lâm Đồng provinces.
These projects are hoped to turn the Central Highlands into a leading hub of breeding pig farming in Southeast Asia and Asia.
In 2019, De Heus Group and Hùng Nhơn Group signed a memorandum of understanding with the People's Committee of Đắk Lắk Province on investing in a complex of hi-tech agricultural zones in Đắk Lắk.
Now, the project is being developed as planned. It is expected to supply clean and high-quality pigs to the domestic market at the end of 2021. — VNS