First high-tech farming project begins in Thai Binh

Monday, Feb 27, 2017 16:32

Construction of the first high-tech agriculture project in the northern province of Thai Binh was begun on Friday. — Photo

Construction of the first high-tech agriculture project in the northern province of Thai Binh was begun on Friday.

Located in the Dung Nghia Commune of the province’s Vu Thu District, the VND3 trillion (US$135 million) project will focus on growing organic vegetables and fruits, as well as high-quality rice.

The project will cover 3,000 hectares, of which 2,000 hectares will be reserved for paddy cultivation and rice production.

TH Group, the project’s investor, plans to make the project a production chain, beginning with the seed nursery, cultivation, harvesting, processing, packaging and product distribution.

Also, the production will comply with Global Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) and Organic Standards to meet the “Five zero” goals (no chemical fertilisers, no chemical pesticides, no growth stimulation, no preservatives and no genetically modified seeds).

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Hong Dien noted that this is the province’s first hi-tech project in the field of agriculture.

When coming into operation, it will help build and develop a technology model to grow organic vegetables and high-quality rice, meeting the increasing demand for safe food consumption and exports.

Dien asked local agencies to encourage businesses to rent agricultural land and actively assist investors by creating a friendly and safe investment environment, and by quickly solving difficulties arising during the implementation process.

Further, Thai Binh Province commits to accompany enterprises, as well as study the mechanisms and policies to create the most favourable conditions for TH Group's long-term and efficient investment in the area, the chairman noted.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung said that he appreciate TH Group for investing in this high-tech agricultural project, which will pave the way for more businesses to invest in this area.

Additionally, he asked localities to continue to improve the investment environment and accumulate land to serve large-sized agricultural projects. He also called on enterprises to invest in high-tech agriculture to increase the added value in the agricultural sector, while creating more jobs for local people.

Since 2009, TH Group has also been operating a $1.2 billion, 37,000ha hi-tech dairy and fresh milk production project in the central province of Nghe An’s Nghia Dan District. — VNS

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