Fishing vessels at Ganh Hao port (Photo:Internet)
Bac Lieu (VNA) - The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu in 2016 will focus on calling for investment into projects involving hi-technology aquaculture breeding and high value export products.

In order to reach the goal, the province’s agricultural sector will encourage businesses and farmers to develop intensive shrimp planting models using modern technologies.

Bac Lieu set a goal to have 23,350 hectares of intensive and semi-intensive shrimp farming by 2020, including 14,250 hectares of giant tiger prawn and 9,100 hectares of white leg shrimp.

The province has also called for investment into Dong Hai district, a key maritime economic zone with 23 kilometres of coastline and the big ports of Cai Cung and Ganh Hao with a fleet of 600 fishing vessels, including 250 offshore ones.

Notable projects in Dong Hai this year include a sewage treatment plant worth 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) and a shrimp breeding project worth 93 billion VND (over 4 million USD), according to Bui Minh Tuy, Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.

The district is also striving to attract investors to a project to expand Ganh Hao seaport, Lap Dien ecological tourism project, and the Ganh Hao industrial zone.-VNA