Nguyễn Đức Tân, chairman of Hòa Ninh Commune Farmers’ Association, said the model of growing clean vegetables using advanced technology was bringing about economic efficiency.
Every year the city purchased some 75,000 tonnes of fruits, 55,000 tonnes of vegetables, 35,000 tonnes of poultry and 10,000 tonnes of aquaculture products from the nearby provinces.
To keep a check on the origin of products, the city has cooperated with the five provinces of Lâm Đồng, Tiền Giang, Gia Lai, Quảng Nam and Bình Định to successfully implement the supply chain of safe vegetables, fruit and meat.
“The city is also encouraging enterprises to invest in high-tech and safe agricultural production with many preferential policies to form areas specialising in clean agricultural products.
“The investors will get up to 50 per cent support in the cost of land clearance and investment cost of production facilities (including factory, equipment, production, preservation and irrigation system).
“Investors will be supported 100 per cent of the loan interest rate for three years, with a maximum loan of VNĐ10 billion per project,” Ban said.
Reportedly, the city People’s Committee has approved the planning of seven hi-tech agricultural development zones. These include a hi-tech safe vegetable production area in Hòa Ninh Commune (35ha), Hòa Phú Commune (22ha) and Hòa Phong Commune (20ha); livestock and poultry breeding areas in Hòa Bắc Commune (320ha) and Hòa Khương Commune (30ha); herb planting area in Hòa Phú Commune (3ha); and a mushroom production and medicinal plant area in Hòa Quý Ward (1ha).