Dong Nai province estimates local agro-forestry-fishery production value at 17.17 trillion VND (over 756.8 million USD) in the first half of 2017 (Photo: VNA)

Dong Nai (VNA) – The southern province of Dong Nai estimated local agro-forestry-fishery production value at 17.17 trillion VND (over 756.8 million USD) in the first half of 2017, up 2.48 percent year on year.

The provincial People’s Committee said production value was about 16.1 trillion VND (709.69 million USD) in agriculture, 127 billion VND (5.6 million USD) in forestry, and 911 billion VND (40.1 million USD) in fishery. 

The figures respectively increased by 2.3 percent, 1.84 percent and 5.81 percent from a year earlier. 

The committee attributed the slower growth in agricultural production value to falling sales of animal products, especially pork.

Difficulties in selling pork has shrunk pig farming, the committee said, adding that it ordered authorities and sectors to support farmers by opening stores selling pork at stabilised prices and encouraging local organisations and businesses to consume more pork.

Dong Nai, part of the southern key economic region, is a major pig farming hub in Vietnam.-VNA