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PM askes An Giang to decide key products at hi-tech agriculture zone

Updated at Thursday, 16 Mar 2017, 09:43
The Hanoitimes - During the working session with leaders of An Giang province, a rice bowl of the Mekong Delta and the country on March 14, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc asked the locality to decide key products to be produced at the hi-tech agriculture zone in order to determine a suitable production scale.
Prime Minister  (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with with leaders of An Giang province, a rice bowl of the Mekong Delta and the country on March 14.
 
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session.
At the meeting, leaders of An Giang province asked for the PM’s approval on a hi-tech agriculture zone covering 200-300 hectares, a project to boost connectivity in tra fish farming and to build a pig breeding centre with a capacity of about 650,000 piglets each year.
Province's authorities also proposed that the Government leader consider the implementation of a 4.75 trillion VND solar energy project with a capacity of 210MW.
Speaking at the event, PM Phuc said that An Giang province should be the center for rice production, fish farming and pig beeding in Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta.
The PM asked the locality to improve the quality and added value of food products for export.
The Government leader required the province to decide key products to be produced at the hi-tech agriculture zone in order to determine a suitable production scale.
The PM also assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to help the province build connections for tra fish production, while approving the province’s proposal to recognise hi-tech enterprises.
He agreed on the implementation of the solar power project, but noted that the project must not harm the environment.
An Giang is one of the 4 provinces in the Mekong Delta key economic region with high potential for agricultural and tourism development. However, the province’s agricultural sector has faced many difficulties due to climate change and extreme weather.
The province has also worked to transform its agricultural sector with a focus on aquaculture,  rice and livestock breeding, while developing fruit farms.
Also on March 14, the PM visited the Dinh Thanh Scientific Research Centre in Thoai Son district of An Giang, a rice research institute owned by the Loc Troi Group.
The PM visits a field of the Dinh Thanh Scientific Research Centre in Thoai Son district of An Giang.
The PM visits a field of the Dinh Thanh Scientific Research Centre in An Giang.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the production model developed by the centre is effective in rice production chains from research, varieties selection to cultivation and selling.
PM Phuc praised the firm’s success in building an organic agricultural production model with high economic value, which is a good way to increase agricultural economic effectiveness.
The PM also hailed the firm’s efforts in transferring agricultural technology to farmers, and hoped that the group will popularise its rice products in the Mekong Delta and northern regions.
With about 1,200 agricultural experts, the centre has successfully introduced Hat Ngoc Troi-branded rice, which was recognised as one of the three best rice varieties in the world during a recent rice conference organised by The Rice Trader in Malaysia.
Translated by Nguyen Xuan
Source: Khang Nhi-Kinhtedothi.vn
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