02/09/2017 06:08 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Lam Dong announces 300-billion-VND plan to build post-harvest centres

Lam Dong, September 1 (VNA) – Lam Dong has issued a plan to build more post-harvest centres during the 2017 – 2020 period, with investment surpassing 300 billion VND (13.2 million USD). 

Of the sum, 12.7 billion VND (558,800 USD) are sourced from the State budget, while 293.1 billion VND (12.89 million USD) is from investments of participating businesses, organisations and individuals. 

Under the programme, from now to 2020, the Central Highlands province will assist the establishment of between four and six centres for post-harvest processing and preservation of farm produce. Annual processing capacity of each facility is set to range from 50,000 to 12,000 tonnes. 

The operation of these centres will increase the rate of properly processed farm produce by 25-30 percent and reduce post-harvest loss rate to below 10 percent. 

Potential participants of the programme include enterprises, cooperatives, and households in Da Lat city and the districts of Lac Duong, Don Duong, Duc Trong, and Lam Ha. 

Once selected, they will be supported in technology transfer, trade promotion, and quality management.