03/02/2017 08:29 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

PM vows to introduce clean farm produce to the world

Hanoi, February 2 (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pressed the button to launch a high-tech agricultural production at a VinEco farm in the northern province of Ha Nam on February 2.

As one of the 14 VinEco farms invested by VinGroup, the project sprawls over 180ha at a cost of nearly 300 billion VND (13 million USD), including a large-scale model field of about 130ha, a 5ha greenhouse area using Israeli technology and manufacturing facilities.

The greenhouse No. 1, using Israeli dripping technology, covers an area of 8,300 sq.m and is capable of providing around 150 tonnes of leafy vegetables per year.

On the 130ha model field, VinEco Ha Nam will develop nearly 15 kinds of key produce with a daily capacity of 20-30 tonnes for domestic and foreign consumption.

Speaking at the event, the PM described agriculture as an economic pillar of the country and called for developing organic and smart farming with the involvement of private businesses and cooperatives, pledging to introduce Vietnam’s clean farm produce to the world.

He asked the State Bank to increase the value of preferential credit package, from 60 trillion VND to 100 trillion VND (2.6-4.34 billion USD), to high-tech agriculture firms.

The province was required to develop labour force to expand markets, popularise trademarks and improve packaging, thus ensuring stable consumption.

In such spirit, he requested localities to expand coverage for farming to submit to authorities for approval as well as provide all possible support for the field.

He suggested further encouraging start-ups operating in agriculture and enhancing technology transfer.

The government will drastically protect trademarks and legitimate interests of businesses and cooperatives working in high-tech agriculture, he vowed.

In the morning the same day, the PM visited Japan’s Sumi Vietnam Wiring System company in Dong Van II industrial park in Duy Tien district and Ha Nam high-tech agriculture investment and development company in Nhan Khang commune, Ly Nhan district.
VNA/VNP