Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the working session (Photo: VNA)
Hai Duong (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc showed his backing of Hai Duong province’s scheme to build large-scale safe vegetable production models with the application of high technology, during his working session with local authorities on July 2.

The northern locality has nearly 30,000 hectares for vegetables cultivation a year. However, it has yet to establish extensive safe production models which are highly productive, competitive and economically efficient.

From the fact, the province asked for its joining of the country’s hi-tech agriculture development programme from 2017 so that it would have three to four large-scale safe vegetable production areas by 2020.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pointed out that the province has not yet achieved the agricultural restructuring as required.

The province should promptly solve petitions lodged relating to land clearance, as well as environmental pollution, and railway and waterway traffic problems, he said.

Hai Duong recorded an economic growth of 7.2 percent in the first half of 2016. It collected over 5 trillion VND (225 million USD) for the State budget, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.6 percent.

The province is seeking more markets for lychee – a local staple that has found a firm niches in several major markets in the world. In 2016, the province has carried out 11 lychee production models meeting export standards of the US, Australia, and the EU.-VNA