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Quang Tri (VNA) – The Lien Viet Post Joint Stock Commercial Bank (LienVietPostBank) will give central Quang Tri province a credit package worth 500 billion VND (22 million USD) to help the locality develop macadamia farming.

The credit package was signed by representatives of the province and the bank at a workshop on macadamia cultivation in the mountainous district of Huong Hoa on June 10.

Within the framework of the workshop, more than 200 local farmers visited a macadamia farm of My Anh Khe Sanh Co., Ltd. They were also instructed by leading professors and experts in macadamia farming techniques, from designing orchards to the planting, caring, harvesting and processing of macadamia.

Participants said that Khe Sanh town in Huong Hoa district has favourable soil and climate conditions and labour advantages for the cultivation of macadamia, which was planted in Vietnam since 1994.  

Quang Tri province has instructed the provincial agricultural sector and Huong Hoa district to zone off areas suitable for macadamia farming, while working with My Anh Khe Sanh Co., Ltd. to help local farmers with macadamia growing techniques.

Over the past time, LienvietPostBank has partnered with the Vietnam Macadamia Association to organise workshops on macadamia in the Central Highlands and Northwestern regions.

According to a plan approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the northwest and Central Highlands regions will plant macadamia trees on 9,940 hectares of land and develop 12 processing units by 2020.    

By 2030, there will be 34,500 hectares nationwide and 30 processing units in the two regions. -VNA