Dong Nai calls on investment in agricultural projects

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2019 14:26

A corner of a rambutan garden in Long Khanh City, the hub of fruit in the southern province of Dong Nai. — Photo

The southern province of Dong Nai is giving the green light to foreign and domestic businesses to develop 52 agricultural production chain projects.

The projects will receive financial support of more than VND558 billion (US$24.2 million), VND79 billions of which will be from State budget.

They will concentrate on national-and provincial-level products and local specialties, meeting market demand and adapting to climate change.

These chains will be developed in seven districts and Long Khanh City, targeting local produce such as mango, corn, orange, tangerine, dragon fruit, pomelo, rambutan, banana, pepper and durian. Besides 46 production chains in cultivation, there will be five in animal husbandry and one in aquaculture.

The province has so far launched 16 projects with the 12 businesses and 16 co-operatives taking part on more than 5,500ha of land. The projects have increased output of agricultural crops, helping more than 3,000 farming households sell 52,700 tonnes of products this year. — VNS

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