Provincial authorities at the ceremony (Photo: baodautu.vn)
 

Phu Yen (VNA) – The southern province of Phu Yen on October 17 started the construction of infrastructure for a hi-tech applied agricultural zone (AZ) with an investment of nearly 520 billion VND (22.6 million USD). 

Phu Yen hi-tech AZ is one of the ten hi-tech AZs in a master plan for agricultural areas and zones applying high technologies towards 2020 with orientations towards 2030 under a decision of the Prime Minister. 

Covering 460 ha in Hoa Quang Bac commune, Phu Hoa District, Phu Yen hi-tech AZ has been invested to improve Lo Chai 1 irrigation system with capacity of 304,000 m3 of water and 12-kilometer water supply pipes. 

There will be 4-kilometre main road, a lighting system, a waste treatment system, an office building and some other supplementary and infrastructure units constructed in the zone. 

To date, Phu Yen hi-tech AZ is home to seven invested projects, four of which have started operations, including Taiwan hi-tech AZ, chicken-breeding, biological experimental station and orchard farm. 

Apart from the infrastructure project, the province will continue investing in construction of a center for hi-tech agricultural development and research, aiming to study, develop and transfer domestic and international technology applications to farmers and businesses in the south central coast region.-VNA