At the ground-breaking ceremony. VNA/VNS Photo
AN GIANG — The Mekong Delta province of An Giang boasts strengths in economic development, especially high tech agriculture, Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình said while attending a ground-breaking ceremony for a dairy farm project of TH Group in Tri Tôn District on Saturday.
The development of hi-tech agriculture is an inevitable trend of modern agricultural production, Binh said, adding that there is plenty of room for the province and other Mekong Delta localities to bolster animal husbandry, including dairy farming.
The farming model of TH Group, the largest scale in the region, is expected to become an exemplary model, he said.
The farm is hoped to help fulfil the target of having 500,000 milk cows across the country five years ahead of the deadline set in the master plan on agricultural development to 2020, vision to 2030, he noted.
Spanning 178.4 ha across Tri Tôn District’s Vĩnh Gia and Vĩnh Phước communes, the project is carried out with an investment of nearly VNĐ2.66 trillion (US$115.2 million), making it the largest closed-loop system dairy project in Mekong Delta.
It includes a fresh milk factory capable of producing 135 tonnes each day.
On the same day, Deputy PM Bình paid a visit to a hi-tech pig farming project of the Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO)’s agricultural arm in Tịnh Biên District.
The 50-ha project has been completed after nine months of construction. Its first phase will become operational by June while the construction of the second phase will begin later this year, raising its capacity to 11,200 pigs in total.
A New Year tree-planting festival was held in the province in response to a campaign to grow one billion trees between 2021 and 2025 launched by the Prime Minister. — VNS