Bạc Liêu, already one of Việt Nam's leading shrimp producing provinces, is striving to become a national hub. — VNA Photo Huỳnh Sử
BẠC LIÊU — A project to reform shrimp farming is yielding positive results for Bạc Liêu Province, paving the way for it to become the country's shrimp industry hub, Dương Thành Trung, chairman of its People's Committee, said.
Super intensive shrimp farming and modern technologies are being adopted, and several districts are focusing on the shrimp-rice farming model.
Over 70 per cent of infrastructure for a hi-tech agriculture zone for shrimp project has been completed, and construction of the zone is expected to begin soon.
The province targets production of more than 200,000 tonnes of the crustacean this year, or 48,000 tonnes more than in 2019.
It also targets reaching US$1 billion worth of shrimp exports before 2025.
Bạc Liêu is the Mekong Delta's leading province in terms of shrimp production, and accounts for 20 per cent of the country's output.
It has numerous companies and households farming white-leg shrimps under the super intensive model, and facilities for farming other types of shrimps and producing fish fry and feed. VNS