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Lam Dong (VNA) – Local authorities of Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has approved a plan to turn the city into the top producer of vegetables in Southeast Asia.

The city also aims to become the number-one destination for agricultural tourism in Vietnam.

Accordingly, the city will develop comprehensive and sustainable high-tech agriculture and improve its investment environment in the 2016-2020 period.

The city hopes that high technology will be applied in 65-70 percent of its farming land areas, equivalent to 7,000 hectares.

The agricultural sector’s production value is expected to hit 4,346 billion VND (193 million USD), of which vegetable and flower exports account for 20 percent.

Besides, Da Lat city will develop sustainable agricultural models in combination with tourism and agricultural services.-VNA