A photo of the signing ceremony. (Source: VNA)

Thai Nguyen (VNA) – Authorities of the northern province of Thai Nguyen inked a cooperation deal on agriculture and rural area development with the Saeumaul Globalisation Foundation from the Republic of Korea (RoK) on April 24.

The project will be carried out in Phu Nam 1, Phu Do and Phu Luong hamlets of the province, building model rural areas for tea growing in 2016-2021. It will provide technical training courses and build tea brands for the locality.

The project will also improve distribution and supply of local tea products, raising income for tea growers.

Doan Van Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, lauded the support of the RoK organisation for Thai Nguyen province over the years. He also asked the organisation to help people in Phu Luong and Dinh Hoa communes adopt effective farming methods and accelerate new-style rural area building.

Local authorities also pledged to create favourable conditions to fulfil the project’s targets and turn Phu Nam 1 into a model commune for new rural areas.-VNA