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Ten high-tech agri zones planned by 2020

Released at: 14:08, 10/05/2015

Ten high-tech agri zones planned by 2020

Zones part of national agricultural development plan by 2020 and vision to 2030.

by Quynh Nguyen

With the aim of modernizing the agricultural sector to guarantee food security the government has approved a plan to develop ten agricultural zones around the country by 2020 that will apply high-technology.

Under Decision No. 575 on the overall planning for high-tech agricultural zones by 2020 and vision to 2030, two agriculture zones have already been established in Hau Giang and Phu Yen provinces while eight zones have been approved for construction in Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen, Quang Ninh, Thanh Hoa, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Binh Duong, and Can Tho provinces.

As part of the overall agricultural planning, high-tech coffee production zones will be located in the central highlands and the northwest and north-central regions. Tea production zones will be in Thai Nguyen and Lam Dong provinces, while Binh Thuan province will have dragon fruit production zones. Fruit and vegetable production zones will be in Lam Dong, Hai Phong, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi, Son La, Nghe An and Lam Dong are suitable locations for dairy farming while saltwater shrimp zones will be centered in the Red River Delta, the north-central region, the south-central coast, and the Mekong Delta.

All agricultural zones will have been built by 2030. The government has also requested that remaining provinces conduct planning for high-tech agriculture zones.

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