Phu Yen to have High-tech Application Agricultural Zone

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 10:03

The High-tech Application Agricultural Zone (HTAAZ) in southern Phú Yên Province has attracted seven investment projects. -- Photo

PHU YEN (Biz Hub) — Southern Phu Yen Province on Monday began construction of the High-tech Application Agricultural Zone (HTAAZ) in Phu Hoa District's Hoa Quang Bac Commune, with total investment of some VND520 billion (US$23.1 million).

The zone is one of 10 agricultural areas under the master plan of hi-tech agricultural areas by the year 2020 with a vision to 2030, according to the prime minister's Decision No 575/QD-TTg on May 4, 2015.

Covering an area of 460ha, the HTAAZ will complete the Lo Chai 1 irrigation system with capacity of 304,000 cu.m., building a 4km road, lighting system, waste treatment area and other technical infrastructure.

It has attracted seven investment projects, of which, four projects are in operation - Taiwan high-tech agricultural zone of Kuan-Lien Agricultural Development Co Ltd, Industrial chicken raising farm of Dong Loi Clean Chicken Raising Co, Biological experimental station of Technology Application and Transfer Center (Department of Science and Technology) and Fruit farm of Son Ngoc Co-operative Group.

The remaining projects are completing investment procedures.

The province also plans to build a research and development centre for hi-tech agricultural development by 2020. The centre will have hi-tech models and conduct research on science and technologies to transfer to farmers and businesses in the region. — VNS

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