|Cần Giờ district’s salt fields. HCM City plans to reduce salt farmland and expand aquaculture production. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed reducing the land for salt farming in Cần Giờ District by one-third by 2030 and increasing the land for aquaculture farming.
Under the plan, the area of salt production would be reduced from 2,172 hectares to 850 hectares by 2025, and to 644 hectares by 2030.
These areas eligible for reduction are outside of the planned zones for salt farming and yield low economic efficiency. They would be converted to aquaculture farms and protection forests.
In Cần Giờ, salt output so far this year has been over 80,000 tonnes, double the amount of the same period last year.
The price of salt is VNĐ1,000-VNĐ1,100 (US$ 4-5 cents) per kilo, according to the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. — VNS