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PM: Ngoc Linh ginseng should leave hallmark in Vietnam's pharmaceuticals industry

Ngoc Linh ginseng from the Central Highlands should leave a new historical hallmark in Vietnam’s pharmaceuticals industry and also become a permanent way for locals to earn their living, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on January 20.

The Government leader made the statement while attending the opening ceremony to start an exhibition on Kon Tum province’s culture, which will last until the end of this year. He was accompanied by many other high-ranking officials of the Government and local administration.

He highlighted that Kon Tum is blessed with many natural resources, including Ngoc Linh ginseng. After more than 30 years of research, many Vietnamese and foreign scientists have confirmed that it is the rarest and best root in the world now, indigenous in Kon Tum and Quang Nam provinces.

PM Phuc lauded the holding of the exhibition as a good chance to popularize Ngoc Linh ginseng and asked relevant authorities to join hands in turning the cultivation of the valuable root into a way for locals to earn their living.

Concrete strategies should be worked out so that Ngoc Linh ginseng and its products can reach foreign markets, the leader stressed.

Visitors to the exhibition can have a chance to have an insight on the environment and the biodiversity of the region which is home to Ngoc Linh ginseng, as well as the discovery, study and cultivation of the pharmaceutical root.